Zoom Never Had 300 Million Daily Active Users, It Lied!


In a blog post about new Zoom features last week, the video conferencing giant claimed that it had surpassed the milestone of 300 million daily active users on the platform.

Now, Zoom has admitted that the claim was false after The Verge noticed changes in the original statement included in the blog post.

Every sentence that included the phrase “300 million daily users” has been rectified to “300 million daily meeting participants.” It appears the company made the changes on April 24th, a day after several websites reported the false facts.

In a blog post on April 22, we unintentionally referred to these participants as “users” and “people.” When we realized this error, we adjusted the wording to “participants.” This was a genuine oversight on our part.

For those who don’t know, daily active users are the number of people who visit the platform in a single day. The trick with “meeting participants” is that the total count is based on the number of meetings the person joins on a particular day. Let’s say if you participated in 3 meetings in a day, then your visit to the platform will be counted as three participants.

Interestingly, Zoom’s previous claims of reaching 200 million users in March from 10 million users was also about meeting participants and not daily active users.

This is good news for Zoom’s competitors, who have been trying to overcome Zoom’s daily active users. Google Meets recently crossed the 100 million daily meeting participants’ mark. On the other hand, Microsoft Teams recorded 200 million daily meeting participants on a single day in March.

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

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