Zoom Docs is set to launch in the coming year with built-in AI collaboration features. News coming in is that Zoom is now selling a cheaper AI package than Microsoft 365 Copilot and Google Duet AI, and very soon, it can even plug into a new modular workspace.
Zoom Docs Launch
At Zoomtopia 2023 which took place today, the company announced Zoom Docs. And for those that don’t know, this is a collaboration-focused “modular workspace” that gets to integrate the Zoom AI Companion of the company for generating new content or even populating a doc from other sources, you know the drill anyway by now.
And along with the Mail and Calendar offerings that were launched during the event of last year, Zoom Docs is yet another step toward a full office suite alternative to Google Workspace as well as Microsoft 365, which both have begun to integrate AI-powered tools of their own, dubbed Duet AI and Copilot, respectively. The company in question has stated that it will be widely available in the year 2024.
What You Should Know About Zoom AI Companion
And just like other AI helper software, users on the platform can ask Zoom AI Companion to do things such as summarize meetings, chats, and information from inside Zoom Docs or even get to generate in-document tables. Zoom Docs as you should know support inter-document linking and embedding, hierarchical organization with folders, and even docs can be managed from meetings, which is Zoom’s Team Chat, or rather directly via a browser or the desktop and mobile applications of Zoom.
The setup in question as a whole looks more focused on team collaboration rather than spreadsheets and presentations such as Microsoft’s and Google’s mature productivity suites, and Zoom AI Companion on the other hand is also cheaper.
Price and Availability of Zoom’s AI Companion
Zoom AI Companion for those that don’t know is included in the price of the paid subscription plans of the company, which kick things off at $149.90 per year per user. Microsoft in question charges an extra $30 per user per month for 365 Copilot, and Google on the other hand has stated that it will do the same.
Zoom as you should know did not mention specific pricing for its Zoom Docs app but however, includes one year of access to its “Essential Apps” with paid subscriptions. If a team does not tend to make use of their office tools outside of note-taking and meetings, that in question could help Zoom to keep business customers who are trying to spend less on their remote office software.
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