About 20% of the world’s population is under strict lockdown, and millions of people are forced to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many have found creative ways to remain virtually social during happy hours, trivia parties, and birthday parties. And Zoom, one of the dozens of videoconferencing services, has reached the top, thanks to extreme separation measures and a deep resonance within this new culture of social distancing.

In the past few weeks, Zoom has become a viral video communications application that allows users to stay connected at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to avoid each other, and governments have ordered certain companies to close.

Zoom is now the primary social platform for the millions of people, most of the high school and college students are using Zoom app than ever before. Institutions are preferring the app for online classes.

 

How many millions of people use Zoom? 

As of today, hundreds of millions of people now use the Zoom app. It also has 4+ ratings on play store. The Californian based company, which produces both a free version of its application and an improved version for those who are ready to pay and Zoom shares, traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and has soared. The founder of zoom app is prepared to help in a crisis.

 

Overnight viral app

Zoom became an overnight viral app. The daily downloads of the Zoom app have increased 30 times year over year, and the app is the best free iPhone app in the U.S. since eighteen march, according to research. Zoom said daily users had reached 200 million in March, up from 10 million in December.

 

Why Google and Microsoft discouraged Zoom?

This week, New York schools were banned from using Zoom for distance education, while Google no longer allows employees to use the app on their work-sanctioned laptops. Google discouraged Zoom app to promote Google Meet video conferencing service.

It has led competitors to try to take advantage of Zoom’s woes, with Microsoft promoting the secure credentials of its Teams video calls

 

Is Zoom safe to use?

The COVID-19 crisis gave the Zoom video conferencing application a vast increase in the number of users, but it also highlighted several security and privacy concerns. People are concerned about the security of the app, but the company’s response is impressive. It does not try to hide security issues and resolve issues for Mac and Windows users very quickly.

Privacy issues have increased around Zoom, including “Zoombombing”, where a malicious user will join a Zoom meeting and show explicit or disturbing images. The CEO of the app has also apologized about the issues of security and showed his willingness to improve safety. In other words, users don’t have to put in as much effort because security and privacy are built in from the start. Zoom is still a great app to use, and it connects a lot of people at the same time. It is also partly safe to use, and the company is trying to improve the security of the app day by day.

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