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Zoom user base sees 70x growth in India amid pandemic: CEO Yuan

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Rashi Bisaria | February 19, 2021

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Zoom user base sees 70x growth in India amid Covid pandemic: CEO Yuan

The pandemic-induced lockdowns resulted in a 70 times increase in the user base for Zoom in the four months to April 2020, the video conference app's founder and Chief Executive Eric S Yuan said. He said the app, which enjoyed a runaway jump in valuations after the pandemic, will continue to be relevant for its users as the world switches to a hybrid mode of working, which entails dividing time between home and offices.

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