Apple’s newly launched Vision Pro smart glasses are set to revolutionize the way we interact and collaborate. With groundbreaking augmented reality capabilities, Zoom Vision Pro aims to seamlessly blend virtual and physical environments.
One of the most exciting apps launching alongside Vision Pro is Zoom Vision Pro – a native app optimized for the Vision Pro experience. Zoom Vision Pro will provide users with immersive video conferencing and seamless collaboration features using the capabilities of visionOS and Vision Pro’s hardware.
In this guide, we will walk through everything you need to know to get started with Zoom Vision Pro on Apple’s revolutionary Vision Pro smart glasses.
How to Downloadand Sign Into The Zoom App
Zoom Vision Pro will be available for download on the Vision Pro App Store when the smart glasses officially launch on February 2nd, 2024.
To download once available, do the following:
- Wake Vision Pro by tapping the side button or raising your wrist.
- Launch the App Store by saying “Open App Store” or navigating to the icon via hand gestures.
- Search for “Zoom Vision Pro”.
- Tap “Get” to download and install the app.
Once installed, open the Zoom app from your home screen. The first time you launch it, you’ll need to sign in with your Zoom account credentials. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, you can sign up for a free Zoom account directly from the app.
Use your Vision Pro hand tracking and tap gestures to enter your email and password. Alternatively, you can use Vision Pro’s voice recognition to speak your credentials.
After signing in, Zoom will sync your contacts, scheduled meetings, and settings. You’re now ready to start using Zoom Vision Pro!
Starting and Joining Meetings
There are a couple of different ways to start or join meetings with Zoom on Vision Pro:
Join upcoming scheduled meetings
- Open the Zoom app and swipe left/right to access upcoming meetings.
- Tap the meeting you want to join and hit “Join”.
Join meeting ID
- Tap “Join” on the main Zoom screen.
- Enter the meeting ID number using hand tracking or dictation.
- Tap “Continue” then confirm meeting details.
Start instant meeting
- Tap “New Meeting” to start an instant meeting.
- The meeting details will appear – others can join using the meeting ID.
- Tap the “Invite” icon at the bottom.
- Choose contacts to invite from your Vision Pro contacts list.
- Invitees will receive a notification for one-tap joining.
Meeting Controls and Navigation
Zoom Vision Pro provides a range of controls and UI optimized for Vision Pro’s interface:
Mute/Unmute – Tap the mic icon to mute/unmute your microphone.
Video on/off – Tap the video camera icon to start/stop your video feed.
Participants list – Swipe left to see a list of meeting participants. Tap a name to spotlight their video.
Screen sharing – Double tap then hold finger down to bring up sharing options. Select screen or app to share to meeting.
Reactions – Hold one finger down then tap with another to access emoji reactions.
Leave meeting – Swipe down with two fingers and tap “Leave Meeting”.
Switch views – Slow swipe left/right to toggle between Active Speaker and Gallery View.
Pin/spotlight – Double tap a participant’s video to pin it on screen.
Adjust sizing/position – Pinch and drag videos to customize layout and sizing.
Navigation – Swipe left/right/up/down for UI navigation. Use tap gestures to select items.
Vision Pro Specific Features
In addition to standard Zoom functionality, Zoom Vision Pro brings some awesome exclusive features:
Zoom Personas allows you to represent yourself as an animated avatar rather than your real video feed.
To set your Persona:
- Tap the “Settings” cog icon.
- Select “Background & Filters”.
- Choose “Persona” and pick your preferred avatar.
Other participants will now see your persona instead of your live video. You can toggle it on and off during meetings.
This neat feature uses Vision Pro’s pass-through AR to pin your remote participants to real world objects and locations.
To pin a participant:
- Double tap their video feed to enter Pinning Mode.
- Using Vision Pro’s hand tracking, move and “stick” their video feed onto a real world surface, wall, object etc.
- Adjust sizing/positioning as needed.
- Tap again to exit pinning mode.
Pinning creates the illusion of remote participants being present in your real-world environment for more immersive virtual collaboration.
Vision Pro Customizations
Take advantage of Vision Pro’s AR capabilities to customize your Zoom experience:
Virtual backgrounds – Transport yourself to exotic locales and environments without ever leaving your room!
Virtual rooms – Make your meetings feel more personal by situating yourself and participants in a virtual meeting room.
Spatial audio – Hear participants’ voices emanate from their position in virtual space for lifelike presence.
Environment blending – Toggle Zoom’s background opacity to effortlessly blend the virtual and physical.
Multitasking – Vision Pro allows you to seamlessly multitask with multiple virtual screens during meetings.
Meeting Best Practices
To ensure the best Zoom meeting experience on Vision Pro for both you and other participants:
- Frame your face centered on camera with adequate overhead lighting.
- Speak loudly and clearly to ensure great audio quality.
- Minimize outside disruptions and distractions.
- Use device in a stable position rather than walking around.
- Connect Vision Pro to strong WiFi for optimal video.
- Adjust position of pinned participants if needed.
- Charge Vision Pro before lengthy meetings.
Zoom Vision Pro ushers in a new era of virtual communication by leveraging Vision Pro’s spatial AR capabilities. With powerful features like Personas, real-world pinning, and environmental blending, Zoom meetings on Vision Pro feel more immersive, engaging, and lifelike.
By following best practices, optimizing your environment, and taking full advantage of Vision Pro’s AR customizations, you can experience Zoom meetings like never before. The future of virtual collaboration has arrived!
So get ready to step into a new dimension of video conferencing when Zoom Vision Pro hits the Vision Pro App Store on February 2nd alongside the official launch of Apple’s revolutionary Vision Pro smart glasses!