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Zoom - Immersive View, Emojis, and Vanishing Pen Available

Upgrade your Zoom to use the new Immersive View and set the scene for your next meeting. Zoom's Immersive View allows you to select a background and place meeting attendees in it. You can even add your own scenes. Where will you meet? Also more emojis and new vanishing pen for annotation available.

The newest Zoom update allows you to invite more participation and add everyone’s video inside a new shared scene, including one you upload yourself. The new Immersive View is only active for Hosts of a Zoom room; however, a Host can give Host permission to anyone else in your room. Zoom also now offers more emojis and a vanishing pen!


Immersive Features for Your Zoom Sessions


Before Your Meeting

Zoom Immersive Setting screenshot


Immersive View in Meeting


  • Sign into your Zoom Client (Turn on in Settings prior to meeting)
  • This feature is available to the Host only, but a host can assign another person as Host (under Participants > More)
  • Click View (upper right corner of video screen), select Immersive View, and choose one of the Scene options
  • Click Start

Immersive View screenshot

Place participants into view - Automatically - or, Manually

Select Immersive View Scenes screenshot



  • Each scene allows a different number of participant video images.
  • Click the + to add your own scene image.
  • Click on anyone’s image to move/resize it.
  • Users may need to log in to their Zoom Client or they see only the camera images, and not the scene. Ask your attendees to log into Zoom before joining the meeting.
  • Test before the meeting with a friend.
  • Immersive view does not carry into Breakout rooms and is not available during Screen Share.
  • Immersive view is not available on Chromebooks, iPads or any device that doesn’t support virtual backgrounds.



More emojis

Select Reactions and click on the three dots to expose more emoji options.

Reactions and more emojis screenshot More emojis available ....

Selection of emojis screenshot


Vanishing Pen

Available to the person sharing their screen: Select Annotate, Spotlight, and the Pen icon. The drawing disappears after 2 seconds.

Vanishing Pen screenshot

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Keywords:Zoom, Immersive View, Attendee Reactions, participant engagement, vanishing pen   Doc ID:110639
Owner:Lori S.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-05-04 07:39 CDTUpdated:2022-01-19 11:37 CDT
Sites:IT Knowledge Base
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