Zoom is finally launching Immersive View, which offers a “more interactive and collaborative way to meet,” six months after announcing the feature.
Immersive View is similar to Microsoft Teams’ Together Mode, which allows users in a meeting to appear in a classroom, a traditional boardroom, and other settings.
Announced at Zoomtopia 2020, Immersive View allows hosts to arrange video participants and webinar panelists into a single virtual background, bringing people together into one scene to connect and collaborate in a cohesive virtual meeting space.
With up to 25 people, you can use the Immersive View feature to create a classroom atmosphere, a boardroom, a conference auditorium, or your favourite hangout spot.
Zoom’s Immersive View is available to meeting and webinar hosts in the same way that the Speaker or Gallery Views are. Hosts will have the option of placing participants in a virtual scene of their choice either automatically or manually.
The Immersive View feature will be disabled when a host wishes to share their computer, and the shared screen will take its place. When you stop sharing, the Immersive View will start over with the same positions as before.
This function is supported by default for all Free and single Pro accounts with Zoom version 5.6.3 or higher on the web and macOS apps.