A video conferencing app Zoom based on Silicon Valley has now climbed to the top on Google Play Store.
The Zoom app is now the most-downloaded Android app in India amid the COVID-19 lockdown in India.
Zoom has crossed many popular entertainment apps like WhatsApp, TikTok, and Instagram on the Google Play Store.
The basic version of the Zoom app allows up to 50 participants to join a video conference call.
It is an amazing app in the market currently that allows more than 10 people to join a call.
This is the very reason why it has become the most preferred app overnight for working professionals. Students and teachers are also using the app to conduct online classes.
The Zoom app so far has more than 50 million downloads on Play Store and the numbers are only going up ever since the lockdown in India due to the COVID-19.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp came down to the fifth position despite a surge in usage. The app with over 400 million users in India has always remained in the top two.
With more and more people working from their homes, Zoom became the best-preferred app for meetings and other work-related calls as it specializes in remote working and video conferencing software.
Zoom founder Eric Yuan clarified in his blog about the protocols and processes for implementing features that share data with Facebook and are being reviewed by the company.
Yuan wrote, “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.”