Zoom Immersive View is the latest fun feature in Zoom Meetings. Immersive View is another addition to the many innovative meeting features Zoom has already introduced. Also, it serves as another proof of Zoom going an extra mile to make virtual meetings more fun and engaging.
Aside from reliability, Zoom’s attention to creative details delights users. Zoom doesn’t fail to surprise us with perfectly working functions that make users reignite their love for the brand all over again.
Most probably, users who loved the Zoom Meeting’s Virtual Background will enjoy the Immersive View. Similarly, the Immersive View plays with the background like how Virtual Background works. Yet, the Immersive View somewhat appears like a next-level upgrade.
The Immersive View feature enables hosts to create an immersive room with a max of 25 meeting participants and webinar panelists all together into a single virtual background — making it appear that the participants are all elbow-to-elbow on the same table or under the same roof.
What this view aims to do is to give the feeling and mood of being in a single place at the same time and works well more than what the Gallery View can offer. Notably, this view enhances the mood for collaboration by recreating the view of being together in a classroom or the conference room.
The host should be able to see the Immersive View on the top right corner drop-down option where the Speaker or Gallery View can be found. After clicking this option, the host can choose one of the provided backgrounds to place meeting participants’ video on.
Various background scenes will be available for groups of up to 25 people, as well as for smaller groups. Also, the hosts can upload their own. While it is not required to have the virtual background on, Immersive View will work best when everybody has this turned-on.
Also, that participants in the scene who don’t meet the Virtual Background system requirements will appear with a circular frame. Meanwhile, video-off participants will appear with their profile picture.
Besides, the Immersive View meeting recording is not yet supported. Recording is possible; However, the recording will appear in a Gallery or Speaker layout depending on the cloud recording settings or the last view used before the Immersive View option for local recordings.
More importantly, Zoom desktop, mobile app, and Zoom Rooms participants whose system doesn’t support Immersive View will only see the other participants with a black background in either Gallery or Speaker View.
Launch Zoom meeting application on your computer.
Click on the View button on the top-right corner of the screen. Find and click on the ‘Immersive View’ found on the drop-down along with Speaker and Gallery View.
Choose a suitable background to use among the provided options by Zoom. Otherwise, you can also upload your preferred image.
Place the attendees on rightful seats on the virtual background. Hosts can also move participants around in a scene and resize their image. Finally, that’s it!
Actually, the Immersive View features are available for both free and pro accounts. All the user needs to do is to upgrade their Zoom account to version 5.6.3 or higher. Also, the feature can be through the web portal for all other account types.
Take note that mobile apps can also participate in Immersive View, but it must be started by a user on the desktop client. System specification for Zoom desktop and Zoom Mobile App are listed below.