Zoom Adds Compatibility for iPad Pro's Center Stage

Stay in the frame

Zoom released new updates on Wednesday, including allowing iPad Pro owners to fully utilize the device’s ultra-wide front camera during a video call.

The company announced that Zoom’s iOS App now supports the Center Stage feature found on the latest 2021 iPad Pro models. Center Stage works by using machine learning to detect people in the frame and adjust the camera position to fit a person perfectly within the frame. 

An example of a Zoom call using the Center Stage feature

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"With support for Center Stage, you can participate more naturally in our Zoom video calls," Zoom wrote in its blog post. 

"Never again worry about whether you’re out of frame during a workout, teaching a class, or celebrating with friends and family over Zoom."

Support for Center Stage is available on Zoom 5.6.6 and above and on the new 2021 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. 

Zoom also announced an expanded Gallery View for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, Zoom can display up to 48 video tiles at once during a meeting in Gallery View. Previously, you could only see up to 25 video tiles. Other iPad models get expanded gallery view updates, but the number of tiles is based on the screen display size. 

"These new features could come in handy since many are still working remotely and using video calls to chat with coworkers."

Either way, for all iPad users, all you have to do to view more people in a video call is pinch the display with two fingers and zoom either in or out to control how many video tiles are displayed in your meeting. 

These new features could come in handy since many are still working remotely and using video calls to chat with coworkers. According to Okta’s 2021 Businesses at Work Report, Zoom is the top video conferencing app in the workplace, and grew over 45% in usership between March and October 2020. 

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