Zoom’s user base hits 300 million despite privacy issues

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April 24, 2020

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Zoom’s user base hits 300 million despite privacy issues

Logo of Zoom. (Photo: Reuters)

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SAN FRANCISCO: Video meet app Zoom has surpassed 300 million daily users globally, a 50 percent increase over the 200 million users it had last month and significantly more than the 10 million members it had at the end of 2019.

The video meeting platform has seen a spike in users since the COVID-19 pandemic as millions have been forced to work from home.

“Clearly the Zoom platform is providing an incredibly valuable service to our beloved users during this challenging time,” Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said in a statement.

“We are thrilled and honored to continue to earn the trust of so many enterprises, hospitals, teachers and customers throughout the world,” he added.

Zoom hit the headlines recently for a growing number of security and privacy concerns, but that has not stopped people from using the video conferencing app.

Set to release this weekend, Zoom 5.0 includes two new features to help Zoom users host secure meetings and protect their data.

One is support for ”AES 256-Bit GCM” encryption, which provides more protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering.

(With inputs from agencies)

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