Zoom said on Wednesday that it is adding games to its videoconferencing software that you can play with your friends and coworkers. Games like Live Game Night Poker, Kahoot, and Heads Up are available in the Zoom App Marketplace and can be used in Zoom meetings. The launch of Zoom Apps, which includes games, aims to provide a new approach to cultivate company culture and engage individuals directly within the Zoom platform at a time when organizations are negotiating hybrid workspaces.
According to a press release from Flowplay, the video game developer partnering with Zoom to debut the game, Live Game Night Poker allows up to 10 individuals to play together in a face-to-face encounter. Heads Up, the charades-style game popularized by Ellen DeGeneres, and Kahoot, a game that allows players to design multiple choice quizzes, are both available.
In-app gaming is paired with Zoom Apps, which allows third-party apps to be incorporated in Zoom Meetings, and Zoom Events, which aims to expand the number of virtual events available to users.
How to play games on Zoom
Here’s how to get these games on Zoom and play them:
1. Log in to Zoom.
2. Search for Live Game Poker Night or Heads Up in the Zoom App Marketplace. Install the game.
3. Start a Zoom meeting as normal.
4. Click the Zoom Apps tab at the bottom of the meeting window to launch the game.
5. Once the host has configured any game options and set up the game, players will be taken to the poker room to play.
Zoom is the most recent business to enter the mobile gaming market. In the future, Netflix intends to expand into original video games. Peloton, a fitness equipment firm, is creating an in-app fitness game to encourage consumers to become more involved in their sessions.