Video conferencing service Zoom launched an app on Friday that is optimized for the Vision Pro, Apple’s new headset that will be available for sale from February 2 – although only in the United States for the time being.
The application combines video conferencing with users’ physical space. “This blurs the boundaries between in-person and remote meetings, making participants feel more involved,” Zoom says.
Share 3D objects
With Zoom for visionOS, the new operating system for Apple’s headset, users in the room appear as a “physical representation of themselves.” This means that other participants can also see their facial expressions and hand movements. Users can further pin up to five people in their physical space, with the option to remove the background of pinned participants, for a more lifelike meeting experience.
A feature that will be added to the Zoom app later is the sharing of 3D objects. For example, an animator or game designer can then display the latest model of a character in physical space.