“It can add fun to meetings or increase privacy” Global video conferencing solution provider Zoom announced on the 22nd that it has updated the avatar function that can be used for video conferencing.
The avatar can be used in ‘Zoom Meetings’ which is used when attendees have a small meeting, and ‘Zoom Webinar’ which is mainly used for large-scale seminars.
When you turn on the avatar feature, Zoom detects where the face of the meeting participant is on the screen and automatically applies the avatar effect.
Zoom explained, “The avatar function can only distinguish which is a face and which is not, but does not recognize or distinguish individual faces” and “This function does not identify who the user is”.
Starting with about 20 animal-shaped avatars, Zoom plans to increase the number of avatars in the future.
A Zoom official said, “Using the avatar function, it seems that it will be possible to add fun to a video conference or increase privacy.”