zoom announced that it will allow its users to broadcast their matches live to Twitter, thanks to an integration with the streaming service. With this one option, after both accounts are connected, the user will be able to stream with just a couple of clicks.
“To help our clients streamline the process of sharing content within your communities and expand your reachAccount owners and administrators can now allow hosts to live stream their meeting or webinar directly to Twitch instead of manually setting up the stream as a custom live service.
This tool seeks to expand the use of this video call service for all types of meetings. It can be an opportunity for gamers, actors, journalists and even to organize work or political events. As is known, Zoom had significant growth since the beginning of the pandemic and from then until now they have taken advantage of its growing popularity to add more tools.
How to stream on Twitch from Zoom
To stream on Twitch from Zoom, simply click “Live on Twitch” and then a window will be displayed indicating that the platform is preparing to make the transmission.
New options to organize conversations
Zoom also announced new features that allow keep conversations more organized and easier to navigate thanks to the ability to customize the left sidebar. The option to create folders for chats was also added. This feature allows users to group and organize channels and chats into up to 200 folders. This feature will be available on March 28, 2022.
Video messages in chats
This feature allows users to record and send video messages within Zoom chats, in order to offer another more interactive avenue of communication.
More information about the events
The application added options that will be useful for virtual event organizers. With the new updates to the Analytics and Monitoring section of the product, hosts will be able to see which attendees they interacted with, which sessions the participants attended, as well as how long they attended.
Another interesting novelty are the 3D avatars. These graphics, available for Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars, reflect head movements as well as facial and body expressions of video call participants.
This is a new feature that was recently added to the platform and allows users who do not want to appear in conferences to hide behind a virtual 3D animal, such as rabbits, dogs, bears, cows or foxes.
The avatars function recognizes the shape of the face and features such as the eyes, nose and mouth to create the desired effects. However, it does not use facial recognition nor does it have the capacity to store this data, as detailed in Europe Press.
In addition, the platform proposes avatars as a new way to facilitate pediatric care, as it allows a more relaxed environment to be created and children to feel more comfortable during virtual medical appointments.
For nowZoom only offers animal avatars, but plans to roll out new avatars in future updates to this feature, which is available on Windows and macOS computers, as well as iOS mobile devices.
To enable avatars, users must have version 5.10.0 or higher of the app installed. Once downloaded, they will need to access a meeting’s toolbar and open the video options.
Other options offered by Zoom are virtual backgrounds or immersive scenesin which hosts can place participants in a virtual meeting scene or move them around and resize their images.
Added to these features is the ability to include filters, such as unicorn horns, pirate patches or glasses. in videoconferences, as well as the possibility of accessing other applications to complement the platform experience such as whiteboards, notes or games.