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Zoom is down for thousands of people on Monday morning

August 24th, 2020

Zoom is down on Monday morning while millions of people are going into work and starting school. According to, the Zoom outage is mostly on the East Coast, although the map shows that people are having trouble accessing the service all around the US. Zoom’s status website explains that the company is working on …

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Zoom will offer end-to-end encrypted video calls free of charge

June 17th, 2020

All Zoom video call meetings will be protected by end-to-end encryption starting in July, including chats between users on free accounts. The company had previously announced that only paid customers would get end-to-end encryption. Free users who will want to use the feature will need to agree to identity verification, such as verifying a phone …

Messenger Rooms vs. Zoom

Facebook’s Zoom rival is now available in the US and Canada

May 14th, 2020

Facebook launched its Zoom rival, Messenger Rooms, in the US and Canada on Thursday. Messenger Rooms can hold up to 50 people, have no time limit, and don’t require an account. Messenger Rooms are free on Facebook, Messenger, and soon WhatsApp and Instagram as well. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Zoom got an early …

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You’ll have to pay for Zoom’s new end-to-end encryption feature

May 8th, 2020

Zoom announced the addition of end-to-end encryption to video calls. The security feature will be available in the near future, thanks to the acquisition of Keybase. Only paid Zoom accounts will be able to take advantage of it, with subscriptions starting at $14.99 per month. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The novel coronavirus pandemic …

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Watch out, Zoom: Google Meet is now free for everyone

May 6th, 2020

Google Meet, Google’s rival to Zoom, went live for everyone this week. Google in recent weeks revamped its video conferencing software and added new features so as to better compete with Zoom. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. With the coronavirus leaving millions of people across the world stuck at home, video conferencing quickly emerged …

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Messenger Rooms are Facebook’s answer to Zoom

April 24th, 2020

Messenger Room is Facebook’s response to the popular video chat app Zoom, which saw its usage spike during the coronavirus health crisis. Zoom has been the subject of plenty of criticism lately because of various privacy and security issues the company promised to fix, but that didn’t affect its popularity. The first screenshots of Messenger …

Google Meet vs. Zoom

Google Meet finally copied Zoom’s best feature

April 22nd, 2020

Google announced four new features rolling out for Google Meet on Tuesday. Google Meet now supports up to 16 people on tiled view, where it previously only supported 4. Google is also adding low-light mode, noise cancellation, and the ability to share a Chrome tab. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Zoom’s video conferencing software …

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Zoom 5.0 update addresses some of the app’s major privacy issues

April 22nd, 2020

Zoom today rolled out Zoom 5.0, an app update with a huge number of important security features and improvements. Zoom’s video chatting software exploded in popularity once the coronavirus quarantine began, but the app has been plagued by privacy issues. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Whether you like it or not, there’s no denying …

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Google bans employees from using Zoom on work laptops

April 9th, 2020

Zoom has become one of the most popular video conferencing services in the world as the coronavirus pandemic forces us to find new ways to communicate with one another. Zoom is also riddled with security and privacy vulnerabilities, which is why Google has decided to bar its employees from using the software on their work …