300 million people were using Zoom in April

Anne Freier | April 29, 2020

App Business

A whopping 300 million people were using Zoom to video chat and hold video conferences for business purposes by the end of April.

That’s a 50% rise, up from 200 million since the start of the month.

In a webinar, CEO of the company Eric Yuan, confirmed the figures saying that Zoom was “providing an incredibly valuable service to our beloved users during this challenging time”.

Businesses, hospitals, teachers and private customers were among the dominant users of the platform.

The increase may not be surprising given that a huge number of people are restricted by lockdowns and are finding alternative ways to communicate.

But its popularity has been hampered by privacy issues and trolling scandals over the last few weeks.

In a recent update, the company announced that the latest version of Zoom would fix a couple of bugs and provide for more secure video conferencing.

“Zoom was also quick to take actions on changing the defaults that helped address meeting privacy concerns, as well as setting a 90-day plan for deeper actions, and communicating it publicly,” write Wayne Kurtzman, IDC Research Director for Social, Communities, and Collaboration.

By signing up you agree to our privacy policy. You can opt out anytime.