Cosmos Video: New Sidebar, Video Layouts & Native Chat

Karan from Cosmos Video has just released the biggest update yet to its remote working platform for virtual meetings and team rooms, introducing a brand new sidebar, new video layouts, native chat and more.

New Features

The following updates are designed to make your Cosmos experience more intuitive and engaging. Let’s dive right in:

All-New Sidebar

  • Space: All controls and settings related to your space.
  • Conversations & Calendar: All your conversations and meetings in one place.
  • Channels: For async conversations and updates.
  • Users List: View user lists and perform actions quickly.
  • Your Controls: Access inputs, screen sharing, status, and settings effortlessly. 

Video Layouts & Native Chat

  • New Video Layouts: Choose from floating video in the map, video sidebar, gallery, or pinned videos.
  • 720p Video Quality: Video quality now auto-increases to 720p in gallery mode or when you pin a video during a call.
  • Native Chat Experience: View and interact with chat channels alongside video calls. Whether you’re in gallery mode or focusing on a screen share, chat is always accessible

Improved Screen Sharing Experience

  • One-Click Screen Share: No need to choose quality every time. Simply set defaults by hovering over the screen share option.
  • Screen Share shows along Videos: Effortlessly switch between different screen shares from the video container.
  • Annotation: Change pen colours easily for better collaboration (available in the desktop app).
  • Pop-Out Experience: Collaborate easily with multiple screen shares and one-click switching between screens from the pop-out window. (available in the desktop app).
  • Screen Preview: Tucked away to minimise distractions. No more infinity mirror effect when viewing your own preview.

Contextual Toolbar

  • Your Controls: Manage inputs, screen share, raised hands, and your settings.
  • Conversation Controls: Handle conversation chat, move conversations, and invite people.
  • Room Controls: Lock rooms, record sessions, and set up timers.

Use CMD/CTRL + Shift + R to update Cosmos Video in the browser or desktop app.

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