Amazon Chime video conferencing, chat service launched

Amazon Chime video conferencing, chat service launched

Amazon has just launched its Chime communications service as part of its Amazon Web Services offering. It is available for download on both desktop and mobile, and allows users to do video conferencing, chat, calls, and share content. Amazon has made the service available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

The Amazon Chime service is meant to simplify meetings and allows users to join meetings with a single tap or click. It automatically reconnects you if you get dropped. As the chats and meetings are in sync, users can choose to join meetings from any device and even switch the device in between meetings if they have to, claims the company.

In terms of security, Amazon says that all the communications are encrypted and the chat history is not even saved on the device.

Amazon has launched the Chime communication service in three models – Basic, Plus, and Pro. Users can currently get a free trial of the Pro version for a period of 30 days after which they will either have to purchase the subscription of either Plus (at $2.50 per month) or Pro ($15 per month). They may even continue with the free Basic version.

The Basic version of the app allows video calls for up to 2 people, chat, and chat rooms. Apart from the features offered with Basic version, Plus version additionally provides screen sharing and using users’ own corporate directory. The Pro version provides everything that Plus version provides and video meetings for up to 100 people and personal meeting URLs.

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