Zoom became ubiquitous for its video conferencing service during the pandemic. The global crisis has led to a huge surge in demand for video communications, but as things slowly return to normal, these brands are looking to spice up their respective platforms. Also Read – How to Use WhatsApp on PC, Laptop without Smartphone
Zoom has introduced avatars in this regard, which replace your head with a 3D figure that mimics your facial expression. It works more like Apple Animojis, except you can apply it to virtual offices and classrooms. Also Read- How to Share Multiple Contacts on WhatsApp in Simple Steps
“Avatars replace your appearance with a virtual animal that matches your head movements and facial expressions” in Zoom conferences and Zoom webinars. The feature aims to reduce the monotony of video conferencing in a world where individuals go to work a few days a week but rely on online video conferencing for the rest of the week,” Zoom said. Also read – Twitter is testing a new clipping tool with select Spaces hosts
One can entertain their peers by choosing from a variety of avatars including cats, cows, dogs, foxes, bunnies, bears and raccoons, with a choice of hoodies or crew-neck tops. Product Marketing Manager David Ball teased new avatars which he said will be added in future updates. “This fun new feature makes it easy to add fun and lightening spirits to your meetings and webinars, whether you’re at home, in the office, or in the classroom,” emphasized David.
In case you want to try these new avatars, here’s what you need to do:
How to use Zoom tier avatars for virtual meetings
-Activate the new feature in your Zoom app
-Then click the arrow next to the Stop Video menu in the meeting toolbar
-Choose Select Virtual Background or Select Video Filter from the pop-up menu
– In the background and effect settings window, look for the “Beta Avatars” tab.
-Select your animal avatar. The avatar may take a few seconds to load.
Users should note that the Zoom feature requires version 5.10.0 or later. It will be available for Windows, macOS and iOS.