Zoom Meetings will be gaining new user experience capabilities, the company announced with the integration of Polly, a live engagement application used by over 5 million professionals. The new integration is designed to empower sales and marketing professionals with valuable virtual meeting experiences.
“We are thrilled to offer this integration within Zoom Meetings and to play a role in enhancing the live meeting experience for users around the world,” said Bilal Aijazi, CTO and co-founder of Polly. “For those who know and use Polly outside of meetings, we are eager to bring that experience to Zoom Apps and to expand the use case to include all forms of live engagement. The Polly app for Zoom really shows the world all that Polly can be.”
Zoom rose to popularity in this past year as a platform for organizations and individuals to connect in virtual, socially-distanced environments. With this new integration, Polly aims to create deeper engagements with live audiences. Using tools such as icebreaker activities and warmups, multiple choice questions, and Q&A moderation, the app enhances the live experience of attending virtual meetings and webinars.
“The Polly app for Zoom includes some incredible functionality for live meetings,” said Ross Mayfield, Product Lead, Zoom Apps & Integrations, Zoom. “We have been impressed at what the app has enabled for meeting creators and moderators. The enhancements for all-hands, standups, and town halls are substantial.”
The features help hosts and participants feel comfortable to participate by using warmup question suggestions to get the conversation rolling. Similarly, the application helps organizations gather feedback by prompting follow-up questions to its participants. The app integration has been made available in the Zoom Apps Marketplace, joining over 1,400 other third-party integrations.