Facebook recently introduced the free Horizon Workrooms app, which is aimed at users of Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality glasses, reports PC Chip.
The application, which is currently in beta, is the most ambitious Facebook project so far and enables group meetings in virtual reality.
What is Facebook Horizon Workrooms App
The app provides a figure of 16 participants with VR glasses housed in virtual conference rooms, and each participant is represented by an avatar that has an upper body-shaped screen hovering above a virtual chair at a common table.
The application supports up to 50 participants in one meeting, where others can join via video call.
Participants in the meeting with VR glasses can use their hands and fingers for gestures, and the mouths of their avatars can move, leaving the impression that they are speaking.
A virtual panel in front of the meeting participants allows you to share photos and view presentations.
The application for organizing virtual meetings uses a combination of hand tracking and a special method of using sound known as “spatial sound” and creates the impression that the sound is coming from a certain direction.
The sound application also uses the elimination of all background sounds that could interfere with communication during the meeting.