Facebook has tested a new virtual reality app that can be used to work remotely. The company’s Oculus Quest 2 headphones allow users to join meetings as an avatar for themselves.
Testing the Horizon Workrooms app on Facebook comes as many companies have decided to allow employees to work from home permanently. As a result of the Corona epidemic, no work was done in the office. The virus is also escalating in many places, often delaying work decisions in the office.
The world’s largest social network has invested heavily in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Augmented reality blends the real world and the virtual world. The company has developed various devices such as the Oculus VR headset. Time and money have also been spent on developing augmented reality glasses and technologies for smartwatches.
Facebook sees the test as an early step toward building the futuristic “metaverse” that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has described in recent weeks. Metaverse is a shared virtual space where reality is combined with the virtual world. According to Zuckerberg, the Meta-universe is the successor to the mobile Internet. The app allows up to sixteen people to be together in virtual reality and up to fifty people in total when it comes to video meeting participants.
Facebook recently stopped selling its Oculus Quest 2 headphones and recalled devices already sold due to reports of skin irritation. It contained a total of about 4 million devices in the United States, according to the recall letter.
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