FB reveals Horizon Workrooms for remote co-working space in Virtual Reality

Workrooms are a virtual meeting platform where you and your colleagues can function better together from anywhere and anytime.

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On Thursday, Facebook proclaimed that it is aiming to launch the open beta of Horizon Workrooms, which is available for download (free) on virtual reality (VR) system Oculus Quest 2 in countries wherein this set-up is supported.

Workrooms are a virtual meeting platform where you and your colleagues can function better together from anywhere and anytime. Users can join a meeting in VR as an avatar or come inside the virtual room from their computer device through video calls.

“Workrooms is our flagship collaboration experience that lets people come together to work in the same virtual room, regardless of physical distance,” the company averred in a statement.

“It works across both virtual reality and the web and is designed to improve your team’s ability to collaborate, communicate, and connect remotely, through the power of VR — whether that’s getting together to brainstorm or whiteboard an idea, work on a document, hear updates from your team, hang out and socialize, or simply have better conversations that flow more naturally,” it added.

Facebook said that “Workrooms brings some of best new technologies of the company together for the first time into one experience on Quest 2.”

“Using features like a mixed-reality desk and keyboard tracking, hand tracking, remote desktop streaming, video conferencing integration, spatial audio, and the new Oculus Avatars, we’ve created a different kind of productivity experience,” the company asserted.

“We’ve been using Workrooms to collaborate here at Facebook already, and we think it’s one of the best ways to work if you can’t be physically together,” it added.

As per the company, if you are the first of your colleagues to avail of the Workrooms space, then you can sign up to form a new Workrooms team at workrooms.com. Once you’ve signed in to your account, you can now download and install Horizon Workrooms which can be availed from the Oculus Store on your Quest 2 and then proceed with the instructions to connect your headphones and get started.

“We hope that developers are excited to use many of the same features seen in Workrooms in their own apps, and we’re working hard to bring them to our platform as well,” the company said.

Source Business Standard
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