- Zoom introduced a new office product, Zoom Docs, at the 2023 Zoomtopia event. This is a platform developed to meet the content creation and document editing needs of companies.
- Zoom Docs offers its users artificial intelligence-supported features through Zoom AI Companion. These features include functions such as summarizing meetings and chats and creating in-document tables. Zoom Docs will help users increase work efficiency.
At the Zoomtopia 2023 event, Zoom announced Zoom Docs, a collaboration-focused “modular workspace” that integrates the company’s Zoom AI Companion to create new content or populate a document from other sources.
Along with the Mail and Calendar offerings launched at last year’s event, Zoom Docs is another step towards a full office suite alternative to Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, which have both begun integrating their own AI-powered tools called Duet AI and Copilot, respectively. The company says Zoom Docs will be widely available in 2024.
Like other AI companion software, users can ask Zoom AI Companion to do things like summarize meetings, chats, and information within Zoom Docs or create in-document tables. Zoom Docs supports linking and embedding between documents and hierarchical organization with folders. Documents are managed from meetings, within Zoom’s Team Chat, or directly through a browser or Zoom’s desktop and mobile apps.
The setup seems focused on team collaboration rather than spreadsheets and presentations like mature productivity suites from Microsoft and Google, and Zoom AI Companion is cheaper. Zoom AI Companion is included in the price of the company’s paid subscription plans, which start at $149.90 per user per year. Microsoft is charging an extra $30 per user per month for 365 Copilot, and Google has said it will do the same. Zoom did not mention specific pricing for the Zoom Docs app. If a team doesn’t tend to use office tools outside of taking notes and meetings, this will help Zoom retain corporate customers who are looking to spend less on remote office software.
Here’s a video from Zoom’s presentation at Zoomtopia:
Compiled by: Ayça Ayaz