Gumzo, who describe themselves as Africa’s first video conferencing platform, has today announced the addition of new features to its platform enabling its users record and broadcast their calls live through YouTube Live.
This integration comes weeks after its official launch as the company says it has deployed more servers in Kenya and South Africa to enhance user experience in audio and video transmission during calls as it is currently serving over 5,000 minutes per day in meetings.
According to Jay Shapiro, CEO and Founder, the new capabilities on the platform will enhance the experience especially for teachers and corporate users who will now be able to record sessions which they would like to share in the future or broadcast to a larger audience through YouTube Live.
“Through Gumzo, influencers and educators can now have an interactive conversation with their VIP friends in real-time, broadcast that conversation to millions simultaneously via our YouTube Live API. This is a different experience you will not get from the international competition especially with our local servers across Africa.”
Gumzo argues that the recording capabilities will enable teachers provide education in a non-synchronous manner for students who cannot attend virtual classes is real-time. The files from the recordings are secure and stored in shareable MP4 files that can be played and shared on PC’s, Mobile Devices, and via messaging apps like WhatsApp.
Unlike the corporate-first enterprise-focused video conferencing systems, Gumzo says it supports fun times for users. The company also promises to add in features that will allow groups to watch shared movies, play games, and enjoy Karaoke nights with friends.