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With ‘Workrooms,’ Facebook Brings Virtual Reality To Office Meetings

Nobody expected to be doing meetings on Zoom or Skype more than a year after the pandemic started. But with COVID-19 disrupting plans to return to the office, Facebook is launching a new virtual reality meeting platform.

Our tech expert Omar Gallaga joins us with a recap of how the tech titan is seeking to enhance the virtual meeting environment:with Horizon Workrooms, new software for its virtual reality arm, Oculus.

“It requires a VR headset,” says Gallaga, noting that ever since Facebook acquired Oculus, it’s “been trying to make virtual reality a thing.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How the app differs from services like Zoom or Skype

– Whether VR can be a real substitute for in-person interaction

– Does VR work for remote work?

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