Zoom Chromebook App would arrive (arrives) next week as a PWA. Video conferencing has always been the game name since the previous year, and Zoom has almost become synonymous with it.
While Google continued to push Chromebooks as the best devices available for work and study, they would be ill-equipped to take on several demands of heavy video chats, both available in terms of the hardware and especially software.
Zoom Chromebook App Arrives Next Week
It would not be till later that Google’s own meet would land on Chromebooks and other amazing similar platforms that are yet to become available in full. This would take place next week when zoom launches a dedicated app finally for Chromebooks on the Google Play Store.
Zoom on Chrome OS
To become clearer, it has been possible to make use of Zoom on Chrome OS devices for quite some time now. Anyone that is making use of the interface on the web, however, would testify to how the experience is unsatisfying.
It lacked some features that would be very useful like break-out rooms and audio in screen sharing, things that happen to become more common when making use of video conferencing tools for remote work.
Recently, Zoom recently announced, rather silently even, that it might just come to Chromebook in its full glory via the Google Play Store. It won’t be a native Chrome OS app either in an Android App. Instead, it is aimed at hitting as many birds with just one stone. That stone is, of course, a Progressive Web App or PWA.
Zoom on Google Playstore App
Google also happens to be pushing for PWAs to become available on its Play Store, and Zoom’s name could lend more credibility to those efforts. For all intents and Purposes, Zoom would be installed like an Android or PWA app and would act like Zoom on other platforms. That also includes features like customizable Gallery views, live Transcription, and Raise Hand and reactions.
Zoom also recently released a window on the ARM version of its client during the last few days, making it one of the biggest names that have a native ARM version for Windows. Zoom, however, notes that this version doesn’t support virtual backgrounds and does not state when or if it would become available.