The Zoom platform we know today mostly lets you have video meetings with colleagues and clients with only a few tools. With brand new development underway, Zoom Team Chat is the new name that’s set to challenge the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack. One such feature is having discussions in channels and sending quick meeting invites.
The entire Zoom app is getting redesigned, and it sounds like the browser version will also receive most of the changes. In one of the latest updates, the company speaks about the evolution from video conferencing to effective communication. In effect, you’ll be able to make channels like in Pumble and Slack but with enhanced meeting tools.
Zoom conducted a survey this year to determine the needs of its clients. One of the findings was that 95% of workers needed messaging capabilities due to working from home or remote locations. To follow that, 90% use messaging to chat with their colleagues on a daily basis. More time is spent working and conversing than holding actual meetings.
There are also progressive web developments, which means you’ll also see several of the new features on your browser and not only on the desktop app. It’s helpful when you don’t have much storage space or if you prefer to work online. Zoom also promises that you will be able to integrate with a few other apps, but it hasn’t stated which ones as yet.
It’s clear that Zoom wants to compete with other tech giants that offer more than video meetings. Recently, it added the ability for hybrid workers to reserve workspaces on the Zoom platform. The app is doing a complete rebranding, and you won’t recognize it when the developers are done with all the latest features.