The leading provider of virtual conferences, Zoom, is breaking into the metaverse with its Breaking Rooms. The anticipated update comes as a result of collaboration with the Welo app, which creates a memorable workshop experience within Zoom.
Using Welo, employees can shift from one group to another easily, while moving around the VR space. This helps create the most natural in-person interaction, automatically synchronizing with any group within the app using built-in avatars.
In addition to improving the video communication experience, Zoom hopes these interactions will become more effective and efficient. According to Zoom’s blog post, the bonus features like "embedding notes within Welo are aimed at making work more seamless and interactive."
Currently, Welo for Breakout Rooms is in beta mode, which is planned to be upgraded in a couple of months.
Welo integration is not the only metaverse-related perspective mentioned by Zoom in its recent blog post. The company also highlighted its Collaborate Mode feature, which is primarily designed to "add a more interactive element to screen-sharing.”
Collaborative Mode allows participants to share their screens, allowing others to access any app they are using. According to Zoom, "Collaborate Mode includes working on a shared whiteboard via Miro or working on a document together with Coda."
To try out new features by Zoom, you only need to click Apps and Discover and find out what's available at the moment.