A simulated office setup can make those meetings feel more in-person.
Zoom has become one of the primary tools for businesses today, in a time where working from home has become the norm. Over the months since it became popular, Zoom allowed various ways on how to customise backgrounds, and today it is introducing a new feature called Immersive View.
Originally announced last year during its Zoomtopia conference, Immersive View allows Free and Pro users of up to 25 participants to be placed in a virtual room that puts you in somewhat a realistic-looking location. Once Immersive View has been turned on, each participant will be placed in different virtual spaces like a board room or even an auditorium. The meeting host can enable this function, and they can even manually place each user on each location in the virtual room.
Along with that, the host can also resize attendees or move them around as they please. You also have the option to use your own scene to be used in Immersive View, though there certain criteria (file type, resolution) that needs to be met for the best results. With the maximum number of persons in Immersive View at 25, any more users will be placed on a strip below and be shown as thumbnails.
Immersive View is part of Zoom’s latest update, which is now available across all its clients on mobile devices and computers.