You also won’t have to touch shared surfaces as often. You can use the Zoom Rooms Controller app to run a meeting on your phone rather than using a shared controller. Rooms for Touch users can also control the desktop of the person currently sharing their screen. A future upgrade will also bring broader support for hands-free voice commands, including Alexa control on Rooms devices.
Zoom will help if you can’t (or simply can’t) attend in person. Users can send a Rooms for Touch whiteboard to a chat or a Zoom email for people who cannot be physically present. Zoom for Home devices can both host and join scheduled OnZoom sessions when working from home. Zoom for Home rooms and devices can now receive and view meeting reactions. Room devices and computers now have real-time transcripts, so you won’t have to miss an important update if your home is noisy.
Most of these upgrades should be widely available. Some of these features will only be able to be used until the pandemic (hopefully) is gone. However, they could still help you re-establish regular human contact. And Zoom doesn’t have much of a choice, in some ways. He might lose his many videoconferencing users once it’s safe to get to work, and these upgrades should help it stay relevant.