In an effort to shore things up secure messaging service Keybase., video conferencing platform Zoom has acquired
"This acquisition marks a key step for Zoom as we attempt to accomplish the creation of a truly private video communications platform that can scale to hundreds of millions of participants, while also having the flexibility to support Zoom's wide variety of uses," Zoom CEO Eric Yuan wrote in a blog post Thursday. He added that Zoom will be tapping into Keybase's "deep encryption and security expertise."
As people have taken to working from home during thepandemic, Zoom has seen a , but has also had to contend with security problems like . In April, Zoom kicked off a after being banned by some schools, governments and companies over security concerns.
Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.