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Videoconference service Zoom lies about daily active users

In a world of tele-working, virtual classrooms, and video chatting with friends, Zoom has become the go-to service to use. Zoom claimed to have 300 daily users (up from 10 million daily users in December 2019).

However, The Verge is reporting that Zoom has changed the wording of their stats. The original reports said that they had “300 million daily users” and changed it to “300 daily meeting participants”.

“We are humbled and proud to help over 300 million daily meeting participants stay connected during this pandemic. In a blog post on April 22, we unintentionally referred to these participants as “users” and “people.” When we realized this error, we adjusted the wording to “participants.” This was a genuine oversight on our part,” the company told the outlet in a statement.

A “daily user” could be defined as one individual person hosting a meeting, a meeting participant could be someone who doesn’t have a Zoom account.

Zoom’s apology didn’t update the actual daily users.

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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay is an American broadcaster, media blogger, and podcast host. Currently, Ruben is the President of MultiMediaMouth.com and the executive producer and host of the popular podcasts You’re My Best Friend and ON AIR with Ruben Jay, exclusively on MultiMediaMouth.com. Follow Ruben on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok @TheRubenJay.

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