Jio Unveils JioMeet App to take on Zoom, Google Meet

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Jio unveils JioMeet app

Jio unveils JioMeet app. The company has jumped in the video conferencing arena and is set to launch its native platform, JioMeet.

Jio parent Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) revealed its plans to launch the JioMeet platform. The company announced its quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter on Thursday with the same.

The new platform will take on Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, which have gained popularity during the coronavirus lockdowns in India and around the world. However, JioMeet is not entirely new as Jio has previously attempted to bring a similar video conferencing solution.

While announcing the quarterly earnings, Reliance Industries has revealed that it would be launching JioMeet as a nationwide video platform under its Jio Platforms subsidiary.

Available across major platforms

Jio will bring JioMeet as a platform-agnostic solution that would be available across Android, iOS devices, Windows and macOS computers. The video conferencing solution will also be accessible on Outlook through a plugin. It would be available even via Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox reports Hindustan Times.

It has also claimed to offer HD-quality experience across devices. Furthermore, users will be able to log in using email ID and password or join a video conference as a guest.

Jio unveils JioMeet app

The listings of the JioMeet app on the Apple App Store and Google Play spotted shortly after the official announcement. However, at the time of publishing this story, the company had pulled the listings.

A dedicated microsite (jiomeet.jio.com) that was detailing the key features of the platform also received an update with a screen showing a message. The same says, “Thank you for your interest in JioMeet.”

Step to take over Zoom and other companies

This is notably not the first time when Jio has shown an interest in bringing a video conferencing platform. The company tried launching something similar to its JioChat app in the past. It also brought a Jio Group Talk app last year that was to bring voice and video group calls. However, the latest move appears to enable an experience closer to  Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

RIL hasn’t provided any clarity on the rollout of the JioMeet. Nevertheless, if the past is any indication, JioMeet will likely be provided to select users first, and then the masses.

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