Zoom launches new events platform

Videoconferencing app Zoom is set to leverage the boom in online conferencing during the pandemic with the launch of a new events platform and marketplace that allows users to schedule and monetise virtual events.

OnZoom is an “event discovery and monetization” platform that will make it easier to find virtual events in a whole range of categories, with built-in tools for selling tickets, scheduling, and promotion.

OnZoom allows hosts to run one-time events or event series of 1,000 attendees and sell tickets for them. Organisers will need a paid Zoom account to host events and list and sell tickets on the OnZoom marketplace. For nonprofits, Zoom is also integrating the ability to receive donations through events through its partnership with Pledgeling.

While currently only available in the US, OnZoom will expand globally in 2021.