Zoom releases one of its most immersive features to all users
From the backgrounds that transport us to Caribbean beaches or the bottom of the sea, to the scenes in meeting rooms, auditoriums or art galleries. These are the immersive scenes that you can already use in Zoom.
Zoom became one of the most used tools during confinement to make video calls with family, friends or co-workers. A resource that is no longer as necessary, but is still an important option with current security measures.
Either with this program or with others such as Google Meet or Microsoft Teams, users have popularized the animated backgrounds of these tools. With them we go from a bad computer room or with too personal details, to an idyllic place like a beach or the universe itself.
However, Zoom wanted to take this resource a little further. By cropping the participants’ faces, the video calling platform can place them in a more “natural” environment. As if they met in a classroom, a conference room or even on display in an art gallery (The important thing is not to fall into monotony).
These immersive scenes were presented a year ago at the Zoomtopia conference, but now they make the leap to the general public. Users of the Free and Pro version will be able to enjoy these digital scenarios, somewhat more realistic than classic backgrounds, in videoconferences with up to 25 participants.
The meeting hosts have the baton to choose the environment that you like the most and place all your guests in these immersive scenes. From the main menu it is possible to place the attendees as we please. In some scenes like the art gallery, attendees can continue to use those classic backgrounds to protect the privacy of their homes.
Zoom allows you to customize these events choosing size in which the participants will be shown, its placement it is included load your own scenes into the program If they do not find the ideal one among those offered by the platform.
However, those users who do not have the program updated will see the traditional mosaic view of the video call, while the rest of the participant can enjoy these new digital environments. Likewise, the recordings of the meetings that Zoom offers will not record these scenes and will only save the traditional view.