Horizon Workrooms, an Oculus Quest 2 VR software beta for meetings, launches Thursday. Facebook has been using it for remote meetings for months. Here’s how it works.
Facebook employees have been using Workrooms internally for the last six months, something Zuckerberg told me about when I spoke with him in May about how Facebook is expanding its VR visions, five years after the . Now I got to try it out myself. As an office tool you can use on a wireless VR headset, it’s pretty fascinating. But for Facebook, it’s the doorway to a lot more.
Facebook wants its VR headsets to be about more than just games, to be instead a space where we’re going to meet in virtual offices. Zuckerberg and his team see this as the future of remote work, not five or 10 years from now but now. That’s why they’re testing a beta version of Facebook’s new Horizon Workrooms — a free app for virtual meetings that will work with itsVR headset and regular computers.