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Adopting subscription model, Zoom launches major update

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The Zoom app logo can be seen in this photo illustration, Kolkata, India, April 17, 2020.  India on Thursday said videoconferencing software Zoom is not a secure platform, joining other countries that have expressed concerns about the security of an application.  According to an Indian media report, Coronavirus is extremely popular around the world during the lockdown.  (Photo Illustration by Indranil Aditya / Noorphoto via Getty Images)

Zoom has revealed a number of new features as part of its tiered subscription package(Credit: Getty)

Video conferencing platform Zoom has unveiled a major update that will see it offer chat messaging features and translation tools as part of a new series of new annual subscription packages.

It will offer six tiers as part of the Zoom One, including a basic free tier That includes access to 40-minute meetings for up to 100 people, the Zoom Chat service, transcription and Zoom Whiteboard collaboration tools.

The top two – Zoom One Business Plus and Zoom One Enterprise Plus – will also offer paid-for tiers of ever-increasing value and expansion capabilities, including the platform’s new translation tools.

This will allow users to view the speaker’s captions translated into the language of their choice during the Zoom meeting.

The new tool will launch in English and 10 other languages, including Simplified Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

The company said it has also improved its automatic captioning in meetings, which means users will be able to see in real time the captions of speakers in meetings, which are also available in multiple languages.

Active translation is one of Zoom's new features(Credit: Getty Images)

Active translation is one of Zoom’s new features(Credit: Getty Images)

“Simplicity is at the core of everything we do,” said Greg Tomb, president of Zoom.

“As the Zoom platform has evolved from a meeting app to a comprehensive communication platform, it was clear that introducing new packaging like the Zoom One was the next step in the company’s growth.”

‘By bringing together chat, phone, meeting, whiteboard, and more in a single offering, we are able to offer our customers solutions that are easy to manage, so they can focus on the most important business issues. ‘

The Zoom platform came to prominence during the pandemic when user numbers grew exponentially as millions of people worked, educated and socialized from home using Zoom’s video meetings.

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