Zoom is working to introduce its own email app and calendar apps, in a bid to fend off competition from Google and Microsoft
As the growing competition from other video conferencing apps and tech giants Google & Microsoft, Zoom is working to introduce its own email app and calendar apps.
Zoom's email app and calendar app are likely to be called Zmail and Zcal, respectively.
Zoom is a very popular video conferencing app, but thousands of Zoom users do video calls on the platform.
To stop its customers from jumping ship to those products, Zoom plans to debut its own email and calendar services.
Earlier this month, the video conferencing platform announced that it is now renaming Zoom Chat to Zoom Team Chat to enhance teamwork and collaboration.
"Our comprehensive platform makes it easy for people to connect across places, spaces, and devices, so work is, well, less work."
"Central to the success of our platform is our persistent team collaboration and messaging hub," the company had written in a blog post.
Team Chat brings together messaging, file sharing, third-party integrations, video, voice, and whiteboard in one place to simplify how you collaborate.
When you need to elevate a chat conversation to a phone or video call or share an idea via whiteboard, you can do so at the touch of a button right in Zoom Team Chat, the company said.