Here's everything new in Zoom – gesture recognition, revamped whiteboard, breakout room activities and more

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Here's everything new in Zoom – gesture recognition, revamped whiteboard, breakout room activities and more
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  • Zoom has released a new update that brings several new features and improvements.
  • One of the highlights is the introduction of gesture recognition and a revamped whiteboard.
  • Here’s how you can use the new gesture recognition feature on Zoom.
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Zoom, the video conferencing app has emerged as one of the most popular video conferencing solutions for business since the Covid-19 pandemic began. It has now received a new update that brings new features and several improvements to the app.

The new 5.10.3 update to Zoom brings features such as gesture recognition to Mac and Windows, a feature that has been available for the iPhone for some time now. With this, users can use gestures such as raised hand and thumbs up to react during the video conferencing.

In addition to this, the new update also brings a revamped Whiteboard, and Zoom IQ for Sales, which uses artificial intelligence to analyse calls and offer insights, actions and content for sales meetings.

Gesture recognition


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The new gesture recognition feature in Zoom allows users to use gestures such as a raised hand to let other users know you want to ask a question or say something and use a thumbs up gesture to indicate that you like something.

How to enable gesture recognition on Zoom


To enable gesture recognition on Zoom, follow the below steps:

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  • During a meeting, tap the more button.
  • Then, click on the meeting settings icon.
  • Now, go to the gestures section and enable the “Raise Hand” and “Thumbs Up” sliders.
At the moment, Zoom offers only two gestures. We may see more gestures in the future.

Whiteboard



Here's everything new in Zoom – gesture recognition, revamped whiteboard, breakout room activities and more
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The Zoom Whiteboard was earlier available as an add-on and can now be accessed as a separate product inside the app. This allows users to easily collaborate by using features like sticky notes, ability to use shapes, connectors, adding images and more.

Zoom IQ for Sales



Here's everything new in Zoom – gesture recognition, revamped whiteboard, breakout room activities and more
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Zoom IQ for Sales is a conversation AI solution that is capable of analysing customer interactions with the team to offer insights and suggestions that can help the sales team to improve and work on their interactions.

Breakout room activities


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The new update also allows the host to efficiently manage the breakout room activities. It allows you to view how the participants are engaging with each other. The host can see the participants’ audio and video status and whether the person is sharing their screen.

Polls


Hosts will now be able to efficiently manage polls by accessing a central library of polls. This allows you to edit the polls and use them for meetings.

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