In this blog post, we look at the recent criticism of Zoom, the video conferencing application that has grown extremely popular during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
While most businesses have been severely impaired by the current restrictions on travel and office access in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, there are also a few beneficiaries of the worldwide lockdown. One of them is video communications service provider Zoom, with its daily meeting participants count rising from about 10 million in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020.
As many businesses and government authorities are encouraging their employees to work remotely from home and, therefore, daily face-to-face meetings are not possible, a need for remote ways to communicate has emerged. Zoom offers a particularly intuitive way of holding video conferences, with a number of useful, user-friendly functions. It comes as no surprise that, during recent weeks, Zoom quickly established itself as a go-to solution for businesses, government entities and schools to hold conferences or lectures.