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Zoom Beats Microsoft’s Teams as American Lean and Earn from Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Zoom Beats Microsoft’s Teams as American Lean and Earn from Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Zoom Video Communications’ average user numbers in March have been almost thrice that of its nearest competitor Microsoft’s Teams, based on research firm Apptopia, as the coronavirus-pushed stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms.

Zoom Beats Microsoft’s Teams as American Lean and Earn from Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Daily U.S. user numbers surged to a record 4.84 million Monday for Zoom, as millions of children shifted to virtual learning programs and corporations asked staff to work from home to slow the pandemic.

Business-centered Groups was used by 1.56 million users on the same day, while Slack noticed less than 500,000 users.

Zoom refused to comment on usage statistics; however, its active users in March had been 151% higher on average from a year earlier, based on Apptopia.

The corporate has a huge following among schools and students and it has eased norms for schools by lifting its 40-minute meeting cap on free accounts to facilitate online lessons.

Video conferencing apps offer video and audio calls, one-to-one meetings, group conferencing, collaboration and productivity apps, and a secure interface.

Shares of Zoom, which debuted in 2019 at $36 apiece, were trading at $146 Tuesday. Its market value has over doubled since the end of January.

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