Zoom, a popular video conferencing application, has introduced a new feature—Immersive View. The feature allows up to 25 people to share a virtual background within a meeting. Immersive View is now enabled by default for all free Zoom users.
According to the details, Immersive View allows hosts to arrange video participants and webinar panellists into a single virtual background, bringing people together into one scene to connect and collaborate in a cohesive virtual meeting space.
Whether a user wants to create the feeling of being in a classroom, a boardroom, a conference auditorium, or any favourite place to catch up with friends, the new feature assembles contributors in one fun, consistent meeting environment.
When Immersive View is enabled, those on Zoom desktop and mobile apps that do not support Immersive View will continue to see other meeting participants in either Gallery View or Speaker View, just with a simple black background. Others in the meeting will still view these unsupported participants in the Immersive View scene with their original backgrounds. If there are more than 25 people in the call, this feature will appear above the thumbnail scenes of additional people.
Zoom is thought to have gained a lot of popularity during the coronavirus epidemic, but in the case of such a background, Microsoft teams and Skype have overtaken it. Both apps have had such a feature since 2020 under Together mode.