This video conferencing app has beaten WhatsApp, TikTok to emerge as most-downloaded Android app in India
A few weeks back only a small bunch of people would have heard about the video conferencing app Zoom. But, now the Silicon Valley-based startup has emerged as the go-to-option for people working from home to connect with each other.
A few weeks back only a small bunch of people would have heard about the video conferencing app Zoom. But, now the Silicon Valley-based startup has emerged as the go-to-option for people working from home to connect with each other. In what comes as a huge achievement, Zoom has emerged as the most-downloaded Android app in India amid coronavirus lockdown.
Zoom has dethroned many popular entertainment apps like WhatsApp, TikTok, and Instagram on Google Play Store. The app has been downloaded over 50 million times in the country so far. Meanwhile, WhatsApp slipped to the fifth position despite a surge in usage. The app with over 400 million users in the country has always remained in the top two.
For those unaware, Zoom has emerged as the alternative to Skype for video calls for employees working from home during the lockdown. The app allows you to add up to 50 participants in a video conference call. It is the only app in the market currently that allows more than 10 people to join a call.
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The app has also made news due to wrong reasons. It was recently alleged that the iOS app shares user data with Facebook irrespective of whether a user has an account on Facebook or not. However, Zoom soon issued an update to its iOS app to stop the private data being shared with Facebook.
In a blog post, its founder Eric Yuan clarified that the protocols and processes for implementing features that share data with Facebook were being reviewed by the company.
"Zoom takes its users' privacy extremely seriously. We would like to share a change that we have made regarding the use of Facebook's SDK. We originally implemented the Login with the Facebook feature using the Facebook SDK for iOS (Software Development Kit) in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform, therefore we decided to remove the Facebook SDK in our iOS client. Users will need to update to the latest version of our application once it becomes available in order for these changes to take hold, and we encourage them to do so, Yuan wrote.
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