If the leak is correct, Zoom is hoping to create an entire platform the place video calls, e-mail and productiveness instruments like messaging work collectively.
The corporate has declined to remark.
It wouldn’t be a stunning transfer. Zoom could also be a buzzworthy firm now, nevertheless it is aware of its recognition would possibly fade as folks (hopefully) return to offices and competing companies like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams probably acquire extra traction. E-mail and different companies may provide you with a purpose to stay round lengthy after the pandemic is over.
The problem, in fact, is the scale of its rivals. Gmail and Outlook are heavyweights in e-mail, with big person bases and tight integration with a bunch of different companies. Zoom has much less expertise with e-mail than Google and Microsoft do with video calling — it’s not assured to win folks over, even when its present app was a part of the 2020 cultural zeitgeist.