JioMeet 2020 Review: Can It Be a Zoom Alternative or Not

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JioMeet Review : Jio recently launched its first-ever online video conferencing app, JioMeet. The app was announced earlier this year but has finally launched last week. After the first roll of the JioMeet, speculations have already been made of it surpassing Zoom and other online video conferencing applications. 



JioMeet 2020 Review

JioMeet vs Zoom

From the time of lockdown, video conferencing platforms including Zoom, Google Meets, and Microsoft Teams experienced a huge spike in their usage. And it made sense also. A major part of the Indian population was working from home and required to coordinate their meetings. 




While Zoom served as a major solution of the lockdown hefty meeting periods, the Indian government issued many warnings related to the app’s security features. And now, especially when the Indian administration banned 59 Chinese apps, having an Indian app as their choice is what most of us will choose. 

Playing it smart, Jio announced a more safe and secure solution called the JioMeet. The app brings some good new features while somewhere resembles some of the features of Zoom. Let’s take a brief review at some of the features of the JioMeet video conferencing app. 




Signing Up

One of the best things about the app is that it is not a necessity to be a Jio user to use the JioMeet app. The app, as said before, is available for all users. To sign up or log in, you will require a working email ID or phone number, whichever the user chooses to sign in with. 

 

100 Participants for 24 hours

JioMeet allows up to 100 members to be added in a video call. The feature is somewhat similar to that of Zoom 100 participants. But Jio has also provided a ’24-hour’ video call facility. The feature allows you to add 100 participants for calls lasting over 24 hours. 




The UX

If you have used Zoom, you may find JioMeet easier to navigate and explore. The app comes with tiles including “new meeting”, “join”, “schedule”, “share screen” and other important shortcuts on the home screen. Also, you can exercise the real-time chat option in the app. 

 

Paid Plans

Till now, Jio hasn’t announced any premium plans such as Zoom. The Zoom app offered three plans in the service. First, a Free Tier for a 40 minutes call and 100 participants for small business meetings and educational lectures/ seminars. For a large crowd, Zoom also offers a monthly subscription of $14.99. 

 

Encryption

Jio has also assured the users that their new video conferencing app will host password protected and encrypted meetings. Though there are no statements made on the E2E (end-to-end) encryption yet. But assumptions are made that it could exercise this feature soon. 




Others

The biggest USP of JioMeet is that it allows unlimited meetings in a day. With over 100 participants in each meeting, it is a great feature and a strong competition to the Zoom app. There is also the ‘Waiting Room’ feature so that no one can enter without your permission. 

Lastly, JioMeet allows multi login of up to 5 devices. And HD video quality at least internet data consumption. The app has already hit the 1,00,000 downloads on the Google Play Store and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5. JioMeet can definitely be an alternative to chinese app Zoom for video conferencing

Click here to download JioMeet




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