Zoom brings a new feature that allows users to get the attention of participants or hosts more easily in video calls. The video conferencing platform announced it will bring gesture recognition to the desktop version of Zoom, giving users an easier way to grab attention.
Gesture recognition was previously present on the iPad and iPhone versions of Zoom. Now, the feature is coming to the desktop for the first time. There are two gestures that will be supported, namely thumbs up and hands up.
When you make the gesture, the relevant emoji will appear in the meeting, so the other participants can see your reaction. This will be useful if the Zoom room is busy and you don’t want to bother pressing the Raise Hand button on the screen. The feature will be coming through version 5.10.3 or later.
In addition to gestures, the company also announced Zoom Whiteboard in an effort to help improve online collaboration. The “completely rebuilt” Zoom Whiteboard experience is described as, “a persistent and expandable digital canvas.”
Zoom Whiteboard offers shapes, connectors, sticky notes, adding pictures, and many other features. The company says the features are being upgraded making it easier to replicate the spirit of collaboration in the office between remote teams, for a variety of uses, such as education, training and project management.
On the other hand, Zoom also introduced a number of improvements and updates to keep pace with its competitors, including increased visibility of workspace or hosted activities, the ability to create a central library of polls in meetings, and requiring users with work emails who do not have two-factor authentication to enter words. password.