Reliance Jio said it plans to launch the JioMeet video conferencing service soon. The service, though, has been live on smartphones for a while now, but sources say that it was more like a beta period for the app. Given the proliferation of video chat and conferencing platforms, Jio seems to be getting ready to capitalise on the same. The company is now planning a nationwide launch for the service.Alongside JioMart, Reliance Jio is working on its own video calling platform called JioMeet.
Reliance Jio has announced to commercially launch JioMeet in India soon. JioMeet has been in the testing process for a long time and the company has smartly selected a time to launch the platform for everyone when working remotely and self-quarantining have become normal thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Indian government had earlier announced a nationwide challenge, asking developers to build an indigenous solution for video conferencing. The government also announced a Rs. 1 crore award for the winner of this challenge.
Based on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on the JioMeet website, the app can allow group calling for up to 100 participants. While it’s unclear whether Jio plans to make changes to such features, 100 participants is what viral collaboration platform Zoom allows on its free tier. Like Zoom, it seems that JioMeet is also meant for both consumer and enterprise customers. The app’s user guide shows steps to start “VC Room Meetings”, which is a feature only apps that are meant for enterprise use cases would have. Features like this are usually required only for enterprise customers.
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