The Zoom videoconferencing application, whose popularity skyrocketed in 2020 thanks to lockdowns, announced the launch of a new service giving the possibility to the organizer of an event to charge participants, either for get paid or to make donations.
Launched on the occasion of Zoomtopia, the company’s annual conference that takes place online Wednesday and Thursday, this new platform aims to help Zoom paying users “grow their business and their business, reach new public and give back “thanks to the possibility of making donations directly,” said a statement.
With this new service, called OnZoom, application subscribers who organize events by videoconference can provide their audience with tickets to attend, free or paid, with the possibility of redirecting the proceeds to charitable organizations. During the initial launch period, Zoom will not charge a commission on the sale of virtual tickets.
Each event, be it a yoga class, a concert or a stand-up show, is limited to 1,000 participants, but it is possible to activate the live broadcast for an audience wider.
OnZoom is currently available in public beta for Zoom customers based in the United States, but is expected to roll out to the rest of the world next year.