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Facebook Introduces Horizon Workrooms: Virtual Reality Meetings

With The Outbreak Of The Coronavirus, Many Employees Around The World Became Redundant, And The Way Meetings Were Held Changed From In-Person To Online.

 But some may not be interested in video conferencing and are looking for a more immersive experience. In line with this, Facebook has unveiled a new virtual reality app called “Horizon Workrooms” that gives users a sense of sitting together.

Horizon Workrooms is a free app for Achilles Quest 2 virtual reality headset users; The headset retails for $ 299. This app should be considered Facebook’s most serious attempt at social communication through virtual reality technology.

The Workrooms app lets 16 people connect with a virtual reality headset. People in this session are displayed as a cartoon avatar, which of course, can be personalized. Users sit in meetings around a table, and their tops are displayed.

A maximum of 50 people can be present in one session, but as we said, 16 people can use the headset, and 34 others will be present by video call.

People who attend the session with the Achilles Quest 2 virtual reality headset can move their hands and fingers, and of course, their avatar mouth moves by talking. There is also a board for meetings to share pictures or present projects.

This is not the first time Facebook and its affiliates, Eccles, want to make social communication possible through virtual reality. In 2016 and 2017, we saw the release of Oculus Rooms and Facebook Spaces, respectively, but in October 2019, both of them closed.

The company is working on a virtual world called Horizon, which was supposed to launch last year, but many users still do not have it. According to Facebook, the program is still in the private testing phase. Workrooms are likely to show some of what we’ve been waiting for on Horizon.