Here are all the new Zoom features coming to the platform, announced at its annual Zoomtopia event.

Zoom has announced a host of new features at its annual Zoomtopia event.

Zoom’s own Mail and Calendar clients are on the way, meaning the company’s now even better equipped to take on the likes of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365.

Zoom’s Mail and Calendar apps are all about Zoom users not having to leave the Zoom platform to check their emails and appointments.

The services are currently in beta and are only available in US and Canada for now, but once they’re rolled out widely, Zoom users will no longer have to depend on other services.

Emails sent between Zoom Mail users will feature end-to-end encryption. Zoom Calendar, meanwhile, will allow scheduling Zoom voice and video calls in the app.

Arriving in 2023, Zoom Spots is a virtual co-working space designed to fuel a more in-person working environment where people can collaborate and work side by side – virtually. The company didn’t delve into too many details here but it’s clear it’s aiming to bridge the gap between people in different locations.

The Google Workspace plans offer 24/7 phone and email support but Zoom’s going the extra mile by introducing an intelligent conversational AI called Zoom Virtual Agent to resolve issues.

Zoom meetings are getting even better, starting with a new Smart Recordings feature that makes recordings more consumable. Recordings will soon be accompanied with summaries, next steps, and smart chapters.

Zoom One – the company’s all-in-one collaboration solution with its chat, phone, meetings, and whiteboard features – has just gotten better at its job. Soon, you’ll be able to access Phone, in-meeting chats, and Team Chats in one place.