SAN FRANCISCO, December 25 – 2020 The Zoom platform was marked in the midst of the global health crisis by establishing itself as a basic service. The American company wants to maintain this advantage by diversifying its offer thanks to new e-mail and calendar services. Will such additions be needed to maintain a competitive advantage in 2021?
The video conferencing platform recorded multiple traffic during the health crisis. An economic breakthrough that popularized the Zoom app around the world. However, running a race has its drawbacks, because in order to remain relevant, the platform already has to think about the future of post-covid-19. This is what The Information media stated when it indicated that the American company is already working on two new, more traditional services with the development of e-mail and calendar.
According to this information, Zoom could test the email service as early as 2021, while the calendar could come later. At the moment, there are no indications whether the development has started yet, says The Verge. With these additional services, Zoom clearly wants to position itself as a serious competitor to Microsoft and Google. They already offer the same services in combination with video conferencing with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
An ingenious idea of an American company that is therefore already considering the post-pandemic period. During the vaccination campaigns against covid-19, a return to (almost) normal is formed, which on the one hand could alleviate the need for constant work from home, and thus the use of videoconferencing. These new services could allow the application to no longer be limited to one mission, that of video conferencing, and therefore to expand to attract other users.
Zoom has not yet commented on this information. – AFP-Relaxnews