The launch of Mukesh Ambani’s JioMeet which is a free video calling app of Jio, has become an answer to the widely used Zoom app. At the moment, the debate of which platform to make use of has taken the market by storm. There were a lot of talk going on the topic of the security of these video apps in the recent past but as these talks are dying down, many other new platforms have already started coming up with new or updated features. In a bid to help you to decide between these apps, we bring you some facts and figures that might assist you in selection.
The platform of Jio Meet provides a very simple interface and it looks quite similar to the User Interface of Zoom and design of app which may create a bone of contention for these two rivals in the future. But they offer different features when it comes to using the service.
Talking about the platform adaptability both JioMeet and Zoom works on windows, Mac, Android, iOS as well as legacy video conferencing systems. Google Meet certainly lags behind in this attribute as it is developed only for Android and iOS. JioMeet has an advantage of allowing a user to have five different devices logged in at the same time and one can smoothly switch between them during ongoing calls.
Furthermore, all these services can be accessed through a browser. Here also Google Meet trails as you know that this is not available for computers.
v Signing in:
All the platforms require the host to sign in for a meeting, and this can be done either by using your mobile number or Email Id. If you just want to join any meeting hosted by someone else, you have no compulsion to sign in. However, you will be signed in automatically when you are using Google Meet on your phone. When you are hosting a meeting, it paves way for various features like controlling microphone, camera and even the name of the participant. You can even remove anyone from the call, if required.
How many people you can add?
While Jio Meet gives the option of adding up to 100 members for a continuous 24 hour long call, you can use Zoom only for 40 minutes and Google meet for 60 minutes (this is up to 24 hours till 24th September) on their free version.
This particular limit can be increased to 1000 members in Zoom and 250 members in Google Meet when you take their paid versions. So clearly Jio Meet takes the lead for this feature in the Free version.
Besides, all three of them offers calls in HD (720p).
When it comes to security, Zoom has the upper hand as it offers End to End encryption on your calls for paid and even for free users. After all news of security regarding the Zoom app, the company has brought some new features for privacy and security. JioMeet is also using encryption which will secure the data of the users. Even so, the other two are providing encryption but they are not End to End.
Jio Meet is yet to reveal its prices for the paid plans for customers. It starts from 14.99$ for Zoom and 10$ for Google Meet for a month. However, at the moment, Google Meet is providing its paid features free of cost till 30th September to all of its users.
other facilities like supporting interportability, 1:1 calling, creating waiting
rooms, sharing password protected meeting links, chat during calls, etc. is
more or less same in both Jio Meet and Zoom. In addition, each offer hosts the
authority to control what the participants do in the course of the meeting. You
can use the Recording option even in the free version of Zoom and 49 people can
be accommodated in its gallery. The advantage that comes with Google Meet is
the suite feature and also its screen sharing on many other platforms, but on
the whole Google Meet does not offer much.
JioMeet can surely give good competition to the other two at least in India. However to ensure acceptance across the world, the following needs to be done:
1. Features like Google Meet
2. Privacy measures like Zoom
3. Speed of internet connection needed