I like that tool as well. I really like that I can use the Chat feature to do pair-share with the kids. I just create a document and pre-select partners. The kids are given this document ahead of time so when it is time to share with their partner, they do a private chat to just their individual partner. If you are going to try this, I highly recommend that you create strict Norms in your virtual classroom. Individual chat cannot be seen by the teacher.
If Chat is not what you are into, Zoom has a setting to turn it off or to "only chat with the host".