New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: Celebrated Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is all set to challenge the monopoly of Zoom, Google’s Meet and Microsoft Teams, in the Video-Conferencing segment of smart telecommunication.

Jio Meet, Reliance’s homegrown video conferencing app that can support the conferencing for a hundred users at once, has started to gain the ground with over 100,000 downloads on Google Play Store already in less than 24 hours of the app going live.

The launch of Jio Meet, Reliance’s video conferencing app, was announced on 30th April, that is now available for both Android and iOS users. For the ones on desktops, the Jio Meet can be accessed through any viable browser as well, although the option to install the application in lines with Skype and Zoom remains.

The video conferencing feature will be available in 720p High Definition mode. Reliance has said that a free call can go on for “up to 24 hours”. The service as of present has no paid plans, and it remains unclear that Reliance Jio, which in the past built its monopoly by initially offering free services to its users, has any plans to monetise the service any time soon.

Features of Jio Meet

In a much respite to the privacy concerns raised after Zoom’s reportedly compromised interface in terms of privacy, Jio Meet comes with an ‘end-to-end encryption’ essential feature, which has raised the stars of its coming on both Apple’s and Google’s Play Store.

Jio Meet offers password protection on each call, multi-device login support for up to five devices. The users, especially the ones Working From Home, for enhanced collaboration with colleagues can share the screen with the other side(s), just like Google Meet.

Jio Meet also has a ‘safe driving’ mode, if the user is travelling at the time of establishing communication through the app.

According to mobile insights firm App Annie, from just 4 million active monthly users in March-2020, by the second week of June, Zoom managed to grow by over 35 million active monthly users. For a company which is known to break the monopolies in most segments it makes an entry in, Reliance Jio Meet’s trajectory will remain interesting for Tech watchers amid such a competitive stimulus.

Posted By: Talib Khan