Zoom Introduces ‘Catching Up’ Features For Latecomers

Zoom has announced the introduction of new features to compete with other teams’ communication applications. These features are expected to help people catch up with virtual meetings they join late.

The features include, AI-powered meeting summaries, prompt-based email responses, whiteboard generation, video huddles and a meeting scheduler.

Aiming beyond just being relevant at facilitating meetings, the company says the new features will raise the competition between the cloud based video conferencing platform and others like Slack, Calendly, Google, and Microsoft.

This comes after the tech company laid off 1,300 or 15% of its work force in February.

The company says it wants users to use more of its tools in the execution of their duty hence it is opening up its email and calendar clients to everyone.

Zoom is noted to be expanding its Zoom IQ assistant to provide AI-powered summaries and “ask further questions” even when you join a meeting midway. Once the meeting ends, the bot will post a summary to Zoom’s team chat feature. The assistant can also summarize the chat threads in the team chat, TechCrunch reported.

Until now, Zoom IQ had the ability to record highlights, divide a meeting into chapters, and list action items automatically.

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