Zoom Opens Apps Marketplace, Virtual Events to All So You Never Have to Log Off

Not sick with the zoom box right now? Connect your favorite apps to Zoom, from note-taking services to casual games, before watching a Zoom fitness class or concert.

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While some of us may get sick of being inside a Zoom box, the video-conferencing service wants you all to spend even more time video chatting with your friends and colleagues by opening up the Zoom app and Zoom events.

Launching with more than 50 services—including whiteboard, project management, and note-taking apps, plus video games—Zoom Apps lets enterprise and consumer customers connect third-party apps to Zoom.

Keep your team on track with Asana, add a little pizzazz to your background with Pexels, or spend time with coworkers by playing a round of Heads Up. Sign in to install apps through the App Marketplace, or download them directly from the toolbar tab during a Zoom call (assuming your company’s administrator has enabled the feature).

In October, the company launched a public beta of its OnZoom events platform and marketplace, which lets paid users create, host, and monetize virtual events such as fitness classes, concerts, improv shows and drawing lessons. Meanwhile, participants can search for events, donate to nonprofits, gift tickets, and favorite, share, and rate experiences.

In March it was revealed that OnZoom would be folded into the new Zoom Events, inviting small businesses, large organizations and entrepreneurs in the arts or education to create, host and manage online gatherings in all their different forms. does. Zoom is also planning to host its own annual conferences on Zoom events, Zoomtopia and Zoom Academy this year.

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