Apple Vision Pro embraces Spatial Personas, finally

Spatial Personas allow Vision Pro users to break out of familiar FaceTime tile and feel more present
The image shows a girl wearing a Vision Pro headset. — Apple

The image shows a girl wearing a Vision Pro headset. — Apple

After being heavily reflected on by tipsters and industry insiders, Apple Vision Pro's much-awaited support for spatial Personas have eventually been integrated yesterday.

Vision Pro's Spatial Personas

The Spatial Personas build on the existing Persona feature on Vision Pro, but with a touch of tempting enhancements and tweaks that would make the experience more realistic.

The feature allows Vision Pro users to “break out of the familiar FaceTime tile and feel more present, like they are gathered in the same physical space.”

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Although it took so long to be developed by Apple and kept grabbing headlines, the feature was teased by the iPhone maker last year at WWDC 2023, as reported by 9to5Mac.

Speaking of the capabilities of Spatial Personas, Apple remarked that this feature paves a unique way for Vision Pro users to stay in touch with one another, while enabling them to roam around, interact, collaborate, and make eye contact with other Vision Pro users to make the most of shared virtual experiences.

Elaborating to developers in a WWDC session video last year, Apple said, "In a SharePlay session, Spatial Personas let you feel present with others in a way technology has never enabled before. You can look your friends in the eye, express yourself naturally with movement and body language, and best of all, enjoy a shared activity together using your app."

Ahead of launching Spatial Personas, the company said the feature will be supported on Vision Pros running on visionOS 1.1 or later. Spatial Persona option will be shown to users during FaceTime calls, and support up to five participants simultaneously.