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Zoom to add games to play during meetings

  • Published at 12:50 pm July 24th, 2021
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The games will be like Live Game Night Poker, Kahoot and Heads Up, which can be accessed during Zoom meetings

If you get bored spending minutes in a Zoom meeting, there is a remedy for you—the videoconferencing app company is all set to introduce games to its users.

Once launched, you can play games with your friends and co-workers directly in the videoconferencing app, cnet.com reports citing the company’s announcement made on Wednesday. 

The games will be like Live Game Night Poker, Kahoot and Heads Up, which can be accessed during Zoom meetings.

In a time when businesses are navigating hybrid workplaces, the addition of Zoom Apps including games aims to provide a new way to nurture company culture and connect people directly within the Zoom platform. 

Live Game Night Poker allows up to 10 people to play together in a face-to-face matchup, according to a release from Flowplay, the video game company partnering with Zoom to launch the game. Users can also find Heads Up -- the charades-style game popularized by Ellen DeGeneres -- and Kahoot, a game that lets users create multiple choice quizzes. 

The in-app gaming comes alongside Zoom Apps, which allows third-party apps to be embedded in Zoom Meetings, while Zoom Events seeks to create a wider range of virtual events for users.

Zoom is the latest company to make the move into mobile gaming. Netflix plans to expand into original video games in the future. Even exercise equipment company Peloton is launching an in-app fitness game to help users engage more with their workouts.

How to play get and play games 

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.