Coronavirus has caused lockdowns across the world, forcing people to work from home. With the work from home in place, video conferencing has become the new way to stay in office even from the comfort of your couches. In this whole scenario, it is the video conferencing app Zoom which has reached the zenith of success in India at least.
In fact, the start up has now taken the top spot and left WhatsApp, Instagram and even the ever popular TikTok behind in terms of downloads on the Google Play Store. With the basic version of the app, about 50 people can join in the video calling facility.
Moreover, Zoom is the only app through which over 10 people can have a video call, making it the most popular app among companies and working professionals. Until now, Zoom has had more than 50 million downloads, and the figures are only going uphill.
There has been a surge in the usage of WhatsApp, but the messaging app has slipped to the fifth spot, while it did remain in the top two since forever.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has greatly benefitted the Zoom app, making ad weekly call it the king of quarantine economy. As people have been working from home for a while, Zoom has become the go to app which specializes in video conferencing and remote working.
Meanwhile, recently Zoom was in the news for not some right reasons as it was claimed that its iOS application had been sending data to Facebook without permission from the users. In fact, the data was sent despite the user not even having an account.
The response of the company in terms of this was that “Zoom takes its users’ privacy extremely seriously. We originally implemented the ‘Login with Facebook’ feature using the Facebook SDK in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform. However, we were recently made aware that the Facebook SDK was collecting unnecessary device data”