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.