You would possibly know Zoom for its videoconferencing resolution that turned wildly common throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, however as we begin taking over extra in-person commitments, videoconferencing isn’t as important. Now, Zoom is branching out.
At its “Zoomtopia” occasion, Zoom introduced that new e-mail and calendar purchasers shall be becoming a member of the corporate’s present videoconferencing resolution. These options and purchasers will apparently be carefully tied to a person’s Zoom platform moderately than being one thing anybody can ship stuff to, like a Gmail handle, however you’ll additionally be capable of use your present Gmail/Outlook accounts with that Zoom shopper. Options embody the flexibility to create a singular buyer area and ship end-to-end encrypted messages.
E-mail and calendar aren’t the primary non-videoconferencing ventures by Zoom, as the corporate has branched out into areas like gross sales intelligence and cellphone providers. This new push is a a lot larger deal, although — it reveals Zoom desires to grow to be the following Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace, not only a videoconferencing software.
If you wish to use any of those two purchasers together with your present e-mail account, you are able to do so free of charge no matter whether or not you’re within the free tier or not. However if you need Zoom to offer e-mail providers for you, you’ll want no less than a Zoom One Professional tier subscription.