Zoom’s workspace reservation will be generally available this month

Zoom’s workspace booking feature that allows users to pre-book office workspaces and see who else is planning to come into the office will be available later this month.

The latest feature added to the Zoom platform, Workspace Booking is designed to give teams more flexibility around their hybrid work schedules and streamline hotdesking and hosting experiences.

With Workspace Reservation, users can choose their reservation time and duration, and they can reserve desks for just a few hours or a full working day. Available as a Zoom app in the desktop client or through a web browser, users can book a range of workspaces, including Zoom rooms, Zoom Phone devices, offices, personal meeting rooms, projection rooms and other configured spaces.

To actually reserve the space, users can reserve the space upon arrival through a mobile app or a kiosk at reception. Or, they can use the scheduling panel outside of a Zoom room or directly on the workspace, depending on the company.

Workspace Booking is integrated into the Zoom platform, giving users a familiar user interface and experience.

For IT professionals, Workspace Reservation allows them to upload custom desk plans and seating locations directly from the Zoom admin portal to create a streamlined reservation process, and QR codes printables can be published to workspaces so users can reserve space on the fly.

IT administrators can also use the data collected by Workspace Reservation to learn more about how their teams are using physical workspaces and help management plan and create a more efficient office environment.

“Employers continue to prioritize hybrid office management as they seek a secure, easy-to-use, and comprehensive solution to help connect workers in the office and remotely,” said Jeff Smith, product manager of the group and head of Zoom Rooms and Whiteboard, in a statement. “Workspace booking expands Zoom’s already robust hybrid work offerings and helps employees access the tools they need to perform at their best on any given day.”

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