JioMeet has officially launched, and it looks a lot like Zoom. Right from the landing screen to the settings pages, Jio's videoconferencing app seems to resemble Zoom to a tee. This thread compares the Android version of Zoom and JioMeet, revealing startling similarities between the interface of the two apps. The order in which icons and options in Settings appear are all practically identical to how they appear on Zoom, and the icon designs themselves are very close to, if not the same as, Zoom's. We have asked Jio about the resemblance. This is reminiscent of how Reliance ADAG (not a part of RIL) drew inspiration for its design elements from Netflix for its own similarly named service Bigflix in 2017. Free for all users at launch JioMeet is now available for free to all users on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac; the service is also available via browsers, but some options, like switching the webcam or audio feed, are not available on the web version yet. Jio was previously testing the service internally for a while. Though free of cost, registration asks for a "work" email address, though even Gmail addresses seem to work (curiously, jiomeet.jio.com shows a "Coming Soon" message while jiomeetpro.jio.com seems to work). So it looks like while Jio wants to primarily attract enterprise users, it doesn't want to put a paywall in place just yet. Meetings on JioMeet are currently capped at 24 hours per session, compared to Zoom's 40 minutes for free users. The…
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