Zoom has become the most downloaded Android app in India due to coronavirus lockdown leaving behind the uncrowned king WhatsApp. The chatting app has now slipped to the fifth position despite being widely used by the people during their stay at home.
To become the most-downloaded Android app in India the video conferencing app has outgrown many popular apps such as WhatsApp, TikTok as well as Instagram. Whatsapp too offers the feature of video calling but Zoom allows up to 50 participants at a single time to join a meeting whereas WhatsApp allows two people at a time. At the moment Zoom is the only app that allows more than 10 people to participate in a video conference call. This is the main logic behind the skyrocketing popularity of the app in India as well as across the globe. Until now the app has been downloaded by more than 50 million users via Google play store. As almost half of the world is right now working from home due to health concerns the number of downloads is growing.
Eric Yuan is the CEO of Zoom was pulled out of Cisco Systems where he was designated as the company’s Corporate VP of engineering. There was when he first dreamed up to develop his own video-conferencing platform as he agreed that many customers were not satisfied with the services.
In the year 2011, he decided to set up his own new company Zoom. He took over 40 Cisco engineers along with him to start his own venture. In 2012 Zoom was finally launched as a video conferencing app. After the successful opening a few years later in 2018, the company’s revenues doubled with almost 1700 employees working for him. When the app was launched Google and Cisco were already running the market. Quite a few years later it then had 40 million individual participants using the app. During the initial years, the company offers free services to lure customers which it still offers but only basic services however the business clients have to pay for more features.
But now the Zoom is the most successful video conferencing app after the world was hit by coronavirus this is because it allows over 100 participants in a video call and a lot of other features giving stiff competition to Google, Microsoft and now WhatsApp also. During this critical situation when the whole world is struggling in the tech industry has been hit by the pandemic the most Zoom has been hugely benefited from the coronavirus while dethroning many popular apps.
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