Facebook Announces Zoom Partnership For Horizon Workrooms

Fb introduced a collaboration with video conferencing software Zoom, integrating Zoom conferences natively into Fb’s new distant work answer for VR, Horizon Workrooms.

The mixing received’t arrive till subsequent yr however will help you “simply be a part of Zoom Conferences and use Zoom Whiteboard all from inside VR.”

Horizon Workrooms is Fb’s distant work collaboration instrument for Oculus Quest 2, permitting a number of customers to hitch a digital boardroom and communicate to one another as if they’re in an actual room, with avatars, spatial audio, distant desktop, keyboard monitoring and group whiteboard options.

Whereas the main target is on customers becoming a member of utilizing digital actuality, Workrooms additionally accommodates performance that enables a non-VR person to hitch the assembly by a daily video name. Nevertheless, beginning subsequent yr, Workrooms can even enable VR customers within the digital boardroom to hitch an present Zoom assembly and collaborate utilizing Zoom Whiteboard. You’ll be able to check out the announcement, which was made at Zoom’s Zoomtopia keynote speech, within the video embedded above. The Horizon Workrooms phase begins across the 34 minute mark.

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Zoom Whiteboard was additionally introduced at Zoomtopia, simply earlier than the Fb and Zoom collaboration. It’s an upcoming instrument for Zoom that enables customers to collaborate on a digital whiteboard collectively, taking notes, making drawings, putting post-it notes and extra. With Horizon Workrooms integration, VR customers will have the ability to use Horizon’s desk whiteboard or the big standing whiteboard to change the Zoom Whiteboard.

Zoom product supervisor Jordan Thiel mentioned that they “envision” with the ability to save and share Zoom Whiteboards as effectively, which might help you save the top product after the assembly and ship it round to those that weren’t in attendance.

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