Zoom to let people pay for live events

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Popular video calling app Zoom has announced the launch of its new app which would let people pay for “online meetings”.

The new app is called OnZoom, the new spin-off platform is launching in trial mode (beta) with live events for fitness, music and art online events.

Zoom said it had “added event discovery and monetisation features” for online versions of “traditionally in-person events”.

Up to 1000 attendees would be able to pay for tickets.

This new app would put it in a class of the market between major live-streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, and one-on-one calls.

Joseph Evans, head of technology at Enders Analysis, says the decision comes as things that people used to think had to be done in person have been forcibly moved online during lockdown.

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