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Read Named to Zoom Curated Essential Apps

January 4, 2023

Read’s Meeting Tools & Metrics (formerly Meeting Navigator for Zoom) continues to be popular among Zoom customers and featured on the Zoom App Marketplace. Today, Read is excited to announce that we’ve been selected by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to be featured in Zoom curated Essential Apps.

With inclusion into Essential Apps, Read will be accessible to Zoom customers, Zoom One Pro Business or Business Plus users will have exclusive access to premium features at no cost for 12 months. Premium features include real-time and advanced meeting metrics along with team workspace and benchmarks.

As part of Zoom curated Essential Apps, Read is introducing the following features to Zoom Meetings when you start using Meeting Tools & Metrics by Read: 

Meeting Summaries:  The average video conference call generates over 15 pages of text. Read applies AI to the meeting transcript to create a rich set of summaries and chapters mapped back to meeting sentiment and engagement. These summaries act as smart navigation for Meeting Playback.  

Meeting Playback:  After the meeting, use Meeting Playback to contextualize participant reaction to the content being presented. Read highlights the moments that matter, but letting you skip to where engagement increased or sentiment decreased.

Team: Read Workspace enables Enterprises to build teams, set permissions, customize experiences, and establish benchmarks. By establishing individual, team, and organizational benchmarks, companies can start to move the needle on better meetings

Augmented Reality: With its app Meeting Tools & Metrics by Read Meeting Navigator, Read is bringing AR to Zoom video conferencing. Immersive view displays engagement and talk time in each meeting participant's window, giving the user a real-time read of the room. 

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In addition, Read’s entire real-time and post-meeting suite is available to Zoom users:

Analyze: In the last three months, Read has seen a 430% increase in meetings measured by Read Chief Meeting Officer (CMO). By applying analytics and AI to video conferencing, users are able to ensure every meeting on their calendar matters.

Prescribe: With up to 40% of meeting participants disengaged, Read uses meeting analytics and AI to generate a series of recommendations to return time back to employees. Using Read Recommendations, one organization projected $2.1MM in annualized time savings through reduced meetings. 

Prevention: Read Smart Scheduler uses past meeting performance to predict the best meeting times moving forward for all participants. With AI, it isn’t about the first available time, but the best time to schedule a meeting. Smart Scheduler is available for Google Calendar using a Chrome or Edge extension. 

If you haven't used Read in a while, see and hear about these new features from our Co-Founder, Elliott Waldron.

By applying AI and analytics to video conferencing, Read analyzes, prescribes, and prevents bad meetings. Experience the ultimate app for hybrid meetings with Read available on Zoom as part of Essential Apps along with a few favorites:

Embark: Red carpet welcome for your new hires
: Connect & network with each other through activities
Playbooks by Gondola
: Win more customer meetings
: Keep your meetings on track with a visual agenda
: Advanced Breakout Rooms & speed networking
Virtual Business Cards by Warmly
: Close deals faster with a virtual nametag
Welo: Work better together when physically apart

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