video calling platform Zoom has started rolling out a new Immersive View feature that allows hosts to organise participants in a more interactive and collaborative manner.
The host of a meeting can use Immersive View to put participants into one scene to interact and collaborate in a virtual meeting room. This feature is similar to the Together Mode of Microsoft Teams.
Zoom’s Immersive View can be used to gather up to 25 people in one consistent meeting space, whether you want to build the impression of being together in a classroom, a boardroom, an auditorium, or some other location you have an image or video of.
Meeting and webinar hosts will begin using Immersive View in Zoom by clicking on the View button. The host can choose to let the app to position participants in the scene automatically or manually or adding or removing participants as suitable.
After a meeting has begun, hosts can quickly transfer participants around the scene and even resize a participant’s picture to create a more visual experience. During a conference, the host can also return to Speaker or Gallery View at any time.
Although Zoom provides a few scenes to get users started, they can also upload their own images to use as scenes or even their own videos. It’s also worth noting that Immersive View isn’t yet accessible while using the software’s Breakout Rooms, and capturing Immersive View isn’t yet supported.