With the pandemic making more and more people work from home the usage of video meeting platform Zoom has increased from 10 million daily active users in the month of December 2019 to 200 million in March. This week, Zoom is looking to capitalize on the usage with new event discovery and monetization features which will allow paid Zoom users to host and make ticketed online events.
Today, Zoom proudly unveils the public beta for OnZoom, a one-of-a-kind online events platform and marketplace that supports – and salutes – the creativity, perseverance, and innovation that enabled so many people to adapt their in-person events to virtual or hybrid experiences.
OnZoom will allow paid Zoom users to create and schedule one-time events, event series for up to 1,000 attendees. Organizers therefore will have the option to list and sell out tickets on the platform to promote their events through social media.
The ticketing system of Zoom is powered by PayPal, so users will need a PayPal business account to monetize the video meetings. Zoom does not charge any platform fee, but users need to be a paid Zoom user to host the events.
Zoom has also declared a security plan as the platform continues to address the issue with vulnerabilities in the system. Zoom has worked a lot into enhancing its data privacy and protection measures, including the introduction of support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption back in April. Zoom also invested in the integration of full end-to-end encryption for the meetings and now the platform is looking into full testing for its E2EE solution.
We’re excited to announce that starting next week, Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) offering will be available as a technical preview, which means we’re proactively soliciting feedback from users for the first 30 days. Zoom users – free and paid – around the world can host up to 200 participants in an E2EE meeting on Zoom, providing increased privacy and security for your Zoom sessions.
Zoom initially announced that access to E2E encryption will only be available to the paid users but the platform revised it and now all the users will have the access to the additional security measures to safeguard their Zoom data.
With all these new tools and measures Zoom seems to take the platform to the next level and assure the place as the major video meeting provider. If in case you are planning to host a digital event, it is worth checking out OnZoom while E2E encryption to be made available sometime soon.