June 10, 2021 – Glue Collaboration, provider of its eponymous collaborative virtual reality (VR) platform, has today announced a major new release that comes with a host of new features and usability improvements. The company stated that the new Glue, which is available to users as of today, is squarely focused on one thing: to make remote meetings as great as collaborating with people face to face.
“We believe this Glue update is an exciting step forward in the world of virtual collaboration,” said Jussi Havu, CEO, Glue Collaboration. “For users, the ability to work with third-party tools in Glue brings a leap in productivity. At the same time, we’re extending our lead in the field of remote presence by adding more customizability and interactivity to our avatars, making them the most interactive avatars in the market.”
Firstly, the new release integrates several popular enterprise tools, allowing users to bring their existing digital workflows into VR during virtual meetings on Glue. The full list of third-party apps that are supported includes:
- Google Sheets
- Google Docs
- Google Drive
- Google Slides
- Google Calendar
- Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Sharepoint and Teams)
Another feature of the new release includes an improved avatar configurator. Instead of choosing from a library of appearances, users can now customize properties such as head appearance, hair and clothes to create an avatar truly in their own image.
Additionally, Glue has added avatar gestures to give users a new way to interact with colleagues and customers. Users can now shake hands, fist bump, high five, and give a round of applause. These features are available for both VR and desktop users.
Finally, the new version of Glue also brings several usability enhancements, including to the platform’s main portal, Glue Web, where it’s now easier to manage teams, files and spaces. These enhancements also apply to the Workshop and Project Garden spaces within Glue, which have both been given a revamp.
For more information on Glue and its virtual reality collaboration platform, please visit the company’s website.
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