Horizon Workrooms is a virtual reality app from Facebook that aims to redefine virtual workspace.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he’d been thinking about how to create an immersive system where people could feel like they were playing games or exploring a section of the “metaverse” since he was in middle school.
“I think of the metaverse as the internet’s next generation,” Zuckerberg stated. “You may think of it as an internet that we are a part of, or that we can be inside of, rather than an internet that we look at on our phones or on our computer displays.”
Zuckerberg explained, “It simply offers you the option to gather around a table with folks and work, and brainstorm and whiteboard ideas.” “People who are unable to attend via virtual reality could video conference in. As a result, you’ll be able to add everyone. But it’s this incredible experience where you truly feel like you’re really there with your coworkers.”
You’ll need an Oculus VR headset to get started inside “Horizon Workrooms.” The “Quest 2” is presently available for $299. After you’ve received your headset, you may download the free “Horizon Workrooms” program to create your own virtual workspace. You can invite other users into the conference room who have an Oculus device. Team members who do not have Oculus equipment can still join the session via a conference call link, which displays them as a video call rather than an avatar inside the room.
“Horizon Workrooms,” according to Zuckerberg, will be a crucial tool for anyone seeking a hybrid or totally work-from-home arrangement without compromising office-life connections.
You can visit and experience a virtual reality workspace as personally made avatars using “Horizon Workrooms.” You can view your computer screen and keyboard, connect with coworkers, brainstorm, and deliver presentations in the workroom.
The initiative is part of Facebook’s effort to become more than just a social media company.