Using spatial audio in meetings and webinars

Zoom desktop app users can enable spatial audio, allowing them to acoustically localize where other participants are located in the Gallery or Immersive view. When enabled in the Audio section of the app settings, speaker audio will change from the default mono to spatial, providing a broad stereo field.

This article covers: 

Prerequisites for using spatial audio in a meeting

Limitations of spatial audio

How to enable spatial audio

Spatial audio can be enabled before an upcoming meeting or during a live meeting. 

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
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  3. Click the Audio audio button tab.
  4. Under the Speaker section, click the Spatial audio checkbox to enable.
    This will be enabled for your upcoming meetings when viewing the meeting in one of the supported views.
    If not in a supported view or using supported audio devices, standard mono audio will be used instead.

How to test spatial audio

After enabling spatial audio in your app settings, users can test it by using the Test Speaker option. When spatial audio is enabled, the ringtone will instead be played 5 times, each in a different spatial location, demonstrating spatial audio.

If you do not hear the spatial audio demonstrated, please check your selected audio device, as it may not be supported for use with spatial audio.