NS The tech giant, with this new app, intends to attract users of virtual meetings.
The necessary equipment (‘headset’, virtual reality glasses) will cost $300 (about 256 euros) and weigh half a kilo.
People who don’t have this device can join meetings using a video call.
Up to 50 people will be able to attend these meetings, but only 16 people will be able to participate in the virtual reality space using avatars.
For the full virtual reality experience, users need a Facebook account.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is an ardent fan of “metaverse,” a mysterious concept that includes augmented and virtual reality with new forms of communication.
Zuckerberg hopes this will be a new way for people to use the Internet.
Virtual reality never took hold, even during confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when remote work became a “new standard” for millions of workers and made apps like video conferencing platform Zoom a name every day.
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