JioMeet is here to take on Zoom: 5 things to know about Indian alternative
Reliance JioMeet offers almost same set of features as the popular Zoom. Here are five key things you need to know about the video conferencing platform.
Reliance earlier this week rolled out its new video conferencing platform ‘JioMeet'. The launch comes at a time people around the world are relying on digital tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to communicate and collaborate.
JioMeet was announced earlier this year but it was rolled out for all users across the country this week. You can access JioMeet on your iOS or Android smartphone. As of now, the official website shows the video conferencing solution as ‘coming soon'.
JioMeet is set to be the top Indian alternative to the likes of Zoom and other above-mentioned video conferencing platforms. If you're planning to use the app, here are five things you need to know.
As said earlier, Reliance JioMeet is available for all users. This means you can access the platform even if you are not a Reliance Jio subscriber. You can sign up using your email ID or phone number. For more, read our tutorial on how to download and install JioMeet.
Just like Zoom and other platforms, Reliance's JioMeet allows you to host 100 participants in one go. This is likely to appeal to end-users who are using video conferencing applications, originally intended for enterprise, for talking to a larger number of people simultaneously. WhatsApp, Google Duo and other mobile-focused apps don't have this kind of flexibility.
If you've used Zoom or any other video conferencing platform, you will find JioMeet's interface a lot familiar. The home screen has “new meeting”, “join”, “schedule”, “share screen” and other important shortcuts. During a session, you can view the conversation in an active speaker layout. Reliance claims users get HD audio and video quality on JioMeet.
The biggest USP of Reliance JioMeet video conferencing platform is that it does not cap the timing of a meeting. You can host a meeting for up to 24 hours. There is no limit on the number of meetings you host in a day.
Just like Zoom, you can also enable “waiting room” to ensure no one can join the session without your consent. There is also a “safe driving mode” to alert the caller that you're driving. JioMeet supports up to 5 devices for multi-login.
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