Zoom would work on an email messaging and calendar app

Zoom would work on an email messaging and calendar app

Violet Field inHigh TechDec 27, 2020 2 min read2 views

With its future e-mail messaging and calendar management tool, Zoom would offer a feature pack comparable to Office 365 and Workspace

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Zoom would consider expanding its activity beyond the videoconferencing service which made it successful in the midst of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus. The company is currently working on an e-mail messaging offer as well as a calendar manager.

The first project is however more advanced than the second, believes The Information, relayed by The Verge. The creators of Zoom could thus start testing their messaging as early as 2021. The start of the development of the calendar app has not been confirmed.

Hiring that speaks volumes

By competition with the industry giants developing these digital tools, Zoom would enter into direct Google and Microsoft. The latter already offers a set of applications in the form of a pack with Office 365 and Workspace. They include both an e-mail messaging system, a schedule management app, and a video conferencing tool.

This will also be the case for Zoom if the planned projects materialize. The company has not commented but has posted announcements that speak volumes about its intentions. In particular, she is looking to fill positions related to “great chat features”.

The upsurge in teleworking and remote activities, caused by periods of confinement to fight against Covid-19, have boosted Zoom's activity. Its share price rose by more than 500% in 2020. The company could now seek to negotiate with equal success the gradual return to their workplace of previously confined employees.