As the tech world turns to Apple Park in Cupertino for the presentation of the new iPhones, Zoom also held its back-to-school conference to announce new features to its application.
Made popular by the containment and the implementation all over the world of teleworking, Zoom became in the space of a few months a reference application for millions of people . Wanting to continually improve the quality and functionalities within its application, the Zoom teams have announced a partnership with Oculus for an integration of Zoom Whiteboard and Zoom Meetings, two new functionalities of the application, which will be available on the Oculus Quest 2.
In order to feel at the office while being at home, Zoom relies on virtual reality and forges this partnership with Oculus in order to always improve the “collaboration experience”. functThe Workrooms feature will allow employees, who can live in all four corners of the world to meet virtually , taking the appearance of their respective avatar. According to Zoom, this new service should arrive by early next year.
Features available in early 2022
Workrooms would thus be a “welcome screen” to allow colleagues to meet outside of video meetings. The Zoom Whiteboard feature, on the other hand, should allow you to draw and reflect during a meeting, with the result showing simultaneously on the screens of everyone in the meeting. The Meetings application will take the fundamental principles of Zoom by adapting to a 3D interface made possible by VR.
Zoom is now one of the most downloaded applications world . Thanks to the pandemic, it has taken on a new dimension, and while the health situation seems to be gradually returning to normal, the application is helping to create a new pace of work, hybrid. Juggling between face-to-face and remote work.