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Microsoft Mesh Avatars: Revolutionizing Virtual Meetings

26th Jul 2023 | 9:50

Are you tired of the same old virtual meetings with just a screen and a camera? Get ready to elevate your online meeting experience with Microsoft Mesh Avatars on Microsoft Teams! Our team has been testing out these innovative avatars, and we couldn't wait to share our thoughts on how they're revolutionizing the way we connect and collaborate.

Advantages of Microsoft Mesh Avatars

1. Personalization and Eliminating Discrimination

Microsoft Mesh Avatars offer users the ability to create customized, 3D avatars that reflect their unique personality and style. By doing so, they help eliminate the possibility of discrimination based on appearance, gender, or other characteristics, fostering a more inclusive virtual meeting environment.

2. Increased Participation for Camera-shy Individuals

For those who are hesitant to turn on their cameras during virtual meetings, Mesh Avatars provide an alternative way to engage and participate actively without feeling uncomfortable.

3. A More Inclusive and Diverse Virtual Space

With Microsoft Mesh Avatars, users from all backgrounds can feel comfortable and confident in virtual meetings, resulting in a more inclusive and diverse virtual environment.


Areas for Improvement

1. Face and Body Tracking 

Currently, Microsoft Mesh Avatars do not offer face or body tracking, making it difficult to convey realistic emotions during virtual meetings. An improvement in this area would greatly enhance the user experience.

2. Accessible Emotion Selection

Users currently need to navigate through menus to select emotions for their avatars. Implementing keyboard shortcuts or other quick-access methods would streamline the process and allow for more natural emotional expression.


User Observations

Interestingly, many users choose Mesh Avatars that closely resemble their actual appearance. However, others prefer to experiment with completely different appearances, using this opportunity to express themselves in new and creative ways.

Microsoft Mesh Avatars on Microsoft Teams have the potential to be a game-changer for virtual meetings, offering personalization, increased participation, and a more inclusive environment. We encourage you to try them out and share your experiences! What will your avatar look like? Embrace the future of virtual collaboration with Microsoft Mesh Avatars! 🚀 

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