Reliance Jio Launches Free Video Conferencing App ‘JioMeet’
Reliance Joi has launched JioMeet, its video-conference service that looks uncannily like Zoom. On Thursday evening, the firm — backed by Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man — formally launched, and its apps are already available on Google Play and the App Store.
Like Zoom and Google Meet, JioMeet offers unlimited number of free calls in high definition (720p) to users and supports as many as 100 participants on a call. But interestingly, it appears to not impose a short time limit on a call’s duration. Jio Platforms says a free call can be uninterrupted for “up to 24 hours” long. The service currently has no paid plans and it’s unclear if Jio Platforms, which has a reputation of giving away services for free for years, plans to change that.
The platform has a very simple interface — that looks a fair bit like Zoom actually — but a quick test showed that it appears to work just like the other leading apps. JioMeet says that the app support multi-device login support, on up to five devices, and you can seamlessly switch between devices while on a call. There is also a feature called Safe Driving Mode, as well as standard features like screen sharing.
JioMeet is available for use through Chrome and Firefox browsers on desktop, as well as has standalone apps for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android. It also has an Outlook plugin.