Facebook launches virtual-reality work app

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Facebook is trying to pull in workplace users with a new virtual-reality app called Horizon Workrooms.

Workrooms lets people meet remotely in a virtual space populated by avatars. It’s an app for Facebook’s headset, which costs at least $300 and weighs a pound.

People without a headset can join with a video call.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expects the “metaverse,” a vague concept tied to augmented and virtual reality, to be the next stage of how people experience the internet.

Virtual reality has never really taken off, even during the pandemic, when remote work became the norm.

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