If you miss working in a collaborative office environment, Facebook has just launched ‘Horizon Workrooms’, a VR app aimed at reinventing virtual office spaces.
The tech enables users located in different geographies to be ‘together’ in a virtual meeting space. You can enter and experience a virtual reality office as personally designed avatars.
In the workroom, you can interact with your co-workers through audio and gestures, work together on a whiteboard and even give presentations. On connecting your devices, you can even access your computer screen and keyboard in the virtual world.
To get started inside Horizon Workrooms, you’ll need to get your hands on an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which currently starts at $299. Once you have the headset, you can download the free app, which will allow you to join your own virtual workspace. You can invite other users with an Oculus device into the conference room. Team members who don’t have a headset can still join the room through a video call that displays them on a screen inside the room.
Here’s what it looks like:
Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated the product in an interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.
.@GayleKing and Mark Zuckerberg conduct their first-ever virtual reality interview in Facebook’s new "Horizon Workrooms," a VR app that allows coworkers to interact in virtual offices. https://t.co/aVCtQu2pJi pic.twitter.com/koqNvmnHJU
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 19, 2021