JioMeet’s new safety features will let assembly host disallow company with out signing in
That is anticipated to stop Zoom-like assaults the place nameless individuals would submit obscene photos on the display screen
JioMeet has additionally launched a brand new function known as ‘personal meeting rooms’ for recurring conferences resembling faculty lessons
Reliance Jio’s just lately launched free video conferencing app JioMeet, on Tuesday (July 7), beefed up its safety features to stop assaults like these confronted by Zoom customers, the place hackers would submit obscene photos on the display screen.
The host can disallow company from becoming a member of a gathering with out signing in or disclosing their identification.
The app, which permits video conferences with as much as 100 individuals for 24 hours, added the function, taking cognisance of the experiences which had emerged about individuals sharing obscene photos on the display screen throughout an internet class.
In its first week since going reside, JioMeet has launched six new options which, in keeping with sources, would forestall hackers from coming into a gathering. These embrace private assembly rooms with the power to set one’s personal assembly password to facilitate recurring conferences resembling faculty lessons and each day conferences. Additional, customers will now be capable of enlarge and pin one other participant by double-clicking their window. The brand new options have been rolled out for Android customers and might be quickly out there to iOS customers as effectively.
Moreover, JioMeet has additionally unveiled single-use sign-on for enterprise customers. Firm staff can now use their current user-ID and password for attending a digital assembly.
JioMeet, launched on July 2, has already been downloaded by greater than 1 Mn customers. The app is predicted to problem the likes of Zoom, Microsoft Groups and Google Meets, amongst others within the video conferencing house. The app has garnered a variety of consideration for the truth that it’s fully free to be used, and boasts of an enviable checklist of options. Its time-limit of 24 hours for a free group video assembly tops that of its rivals within the house since different apps like Google Meets and Zoom solely permit a free video name for 60 and 40 minutes respectively.
Initially ridiculed for having ‘copy-pasted’ Zoom with its near-identical user-interface and structure, experiences have since emerged about the opportunity of this being a development hack. An Inc42 report talked about whether or not JioMeet’s resemblance to Zoom may have been a UI-driven development hack to make the transition simpler for anybody shifting from Zoom.