BlueJeans Retirement Project

U-M Retired BlueJeans in 2021

The university retired BlueJeans effective May 1, 2021. This date coincided with the end of winter term and the BlueJeans contract period. 

Why did this happen?

In spring 2020, ITS deployed Zoom videoconferencing to campus, and later added large event support, captioning, and PHI-compliant Zoom for Health. The adoption of Zoom grew exponentially, while the use of BlueJeans fell significantly. Additionally, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams are available as part of the U-M academic collaboration suite at no additional cost and can be used as a secondary option. Based on that trend and out of consideration for financial austerity measures, ITS decided to retire BlueJeans.