Zoom video calling platform made very popular during the first months of the pandemic of the coronavirus, a use still strong today, thanks to the free plan that it offered and continues to offer today with a time limit.
However, it seems the accounts don’t add up and the company has announced that will start showing ads on the free plan, advertisements that will allow you to obtain additional income to pay for servers, bandwidth, employees … Remember that Zoom is not an NGO.
This measure should help keep Zoom free for all those who want to continue using it without paying a single euro.
In a blog post detailing the change, Zoom says that millions of users around the world use their service for free, stressing that it is “important to Zoom that we can continue to provide our products and services to our users”.
As part of this, the company will start showing ads, but only on the screen that appears after a call ends so that We will not see any advertising during your calls.
For this starter program, announcements will be deployed only to the browser page that users see after their meeting ends. Only free Basic users in certain countries will see these ads if they join meetings hosted by other free Basic users.
Announcements displayed after a call ends they will not be intrusiveAlthough the blog post indicates that in the future the position of the ads may change in the future.
Confidentiality on the agenda
Advertising if it is not targeted, He’s useless And yes, whether they tell Facebook or Google.
it won’t take long to know if Zoom analyzes the environment of the participants of a call to focus the advertisement which shows each of the participants in the meeting.
Or maybe analyze audio from video calls in real time to display advertisements related to the topics that have been discussed.
If we take into account that Zoom started off very badly do not encrypt video calls that have been stored on their servers, as the saying goes, think wrong and you will be right.