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Zoom Unveils Human Avatars to Meeting App

Sat 07 Jan 2023 | 12:10 PM
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Zoom announced rolling out human avatars to its meeting app, allowing users to appear as a cartoon version of themselves.

"With numerous personalization combinations, you can display the 'virtual you' in a way that is original and fun!" Zoom said in a blog post.

“Avatars mirror your movements and facial expressions, allowing you to present yourself dynamically without needing to be on video and providing a more engaging alternative to static profile pictures to inject more fun and energy into your meetings.”

Meanwhile, the avatars feature is available in beta to all Zoom users globally.

The tech firm pointed out that they will continue to expand with further facial features, hairstyles, and more customization options when creating your human avatar.

Meanwhile, Zoom also announced Meeting templates, threaded messages and in-meeting chat experience, and Q&A in meetings in other features.

Users will be able to create, save, and choose from custom meeting templates, which automatically apply the right settings for their needs.

"Using Meeting Templates will help you feel comfortable knowing you've got the right type of meeting scheduled, focus on your content, rather than spend time toggling settings," read the statement.

Later this month, Zoom will develop the in-meeting chat experience by launching threaded messages and reactions, through which participants will establish message threads and consolidate emoji reactions in the chat.

Further, the Q&A tool will let meeting hosts stay more organized by having one place to view and answer questions.

"Now you won't have to sift through meeting chats to make sure you've answered all of the questions. From the Q&A pop-out, hosts and co-hosts can view, answer, or dismiss questions," the company mentioned.

The Q&A in meetings is available in Zoom One Business, Zoom One Business Plus, Zoom One Enterprise, and Zoom One Enterprise Plus accounts.