Zoom wants to make meetings more interesting by putting us in courtrooms, more
What you need to know
- Zoom has announced the launch of Immersive View, a new feature that should make meetings more interesting.
- Users can meet in virtual courtrooms and other settings.
Zoom today announced, a feature that allows users to appear as if they are in a virtual courtroom, office, or other setting. They can also make it appear as if meeting-goers are inside picture frames, too.
Yes, that's a thing. So long as you have 25 or fewer people in your meeting.
The new Immersive View feature is available even on the free Zoom tier, although users will need to have updated to the latest version of the app across macOS and Windows. There's no mention of this working on iPhone or iPad, unfortunately.
Now that you're going to look like you're actually in a meeting, maybe it's time to bag yourself the best headphones for Zoom so you look the part, too.
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TEAMS has had this for a while, so it is Zoom catching up to the feature. It doesn't limit participation to 25, the overflow will still show in a ribbon. Not sure if it is the first 25 that are used in the Immersive View or that's something the host can manage.
I'm glad I work for a very large company (55,000 employees worldwide). We don't use this junk. There is no reason AT ALL to have to see EVERYONE in a meeting. The current person speaking - and whatever he/she is presenting - is all you need to see/hear.