Few people knew about Zoom before 2020. However, the pandemic has forced us to adapt and work together through video conferencing tools. For example, Zoom saw sales grow 326% last year, and its app is one of the most downloaded in the world.
In the past 12 months, Zoom has continued to improve its service, for example by strengthening security or by providing end-to-end encryption. And this week the company is bringing out a new feature designed to make our virtual meetings more fun.
This novelty, known as Immersive View, is presented by the company as a more engaging and collaborative way to conduct virtual meetings. Instead of showing the participants in a grid, Zoom essentially shows these participants against an artificial background, as if they were together in the same room.
“” […] With Immersive View, hosts can organize video attendees and webinar panelists in a single virtual background, and bring people together in a single scene to connect and collaborate in a cohesive virtual meeting room. Whether you want to feel like you are in a classroom, boardroom, conference auditorium, or your favorite place to meet up with friends, Zoom’s impressive perspective brings up to 25 participants together in a fun meeting environment.
A feature inspired by Microsoft Teams?
Hosts can move attendees to position them in a specific location in the virtual fund, and even resize those attendees. You also have the option to switch from one mode to the other at any time.
If this feature reminds you of something, that’s fine. In fact, for several months now, Microsoft has been offering a similar feature that allows users to meet in virtual rooms.
In any case, Zoom starts this function at a time when the activities should be extended beyond meetings or virtual classrooms. As we explained to you in a previous article, the company has developed an API that allows developers to integrate Zoom’s video conferencing technologies with third-party applications (whether it’s a social network, video game, or e-commerce) Website).