Zoom is undoubtedly one of the most used apps for video meetings during this pandemic and why shouldn’t it? since it has all the necessary and amazing features that any video meeting app needs. Well you might be using the zoom for a long time now and still don’t know about this features and tricks, well worry not I am here for that only, So In this article, I am going to tell you about some amazing zoom app tricks and hacks that can make your life really easy and surely you will thank us for the same! So let’s jump into it!
1] Quickly Invite Anyone
when you want to invite someone you follow the traditional to getting the auto-generated link and then copy it and paste and then again send it to the person. ahhh so much work to do! instead, you can just use the shortcut while you are in a meeting to open invite window (Alt+I) or for MAC: ⌘Cmd+I.
2] Screen Sharing
Many of the time you will need to share your screen in the meeting and for that, you can always use a shortcut. To start your screens sharing at once press shortcut Alt+Shift+S (MAC:⌘Cmd+Shift+S) to pause the screen sharing type: (MAC:⌘Cmd+Shift+T) PC: Alt+T. Also here is a secret by doing proper sharing the team or the people will only able to see your current screen until you change the focus [Pretty much handy if you want to do a PowerPoint and read the hints at the same time, also helpful for unethical things too] we suggest you should go through practice first before trying these things.
3] Set Up Meeting Reminder
many times I forgot about the meetings and classes that I have to attend, but thanks to these amazing features you can set up a meeting reminder. Just go to settings in your zoom app and enable the option which says “Meeting Reminder” and turn it ON. that’s it!
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4] Look Awesome On Zoom Meeting
Well, This one is another cool new TRICK that goes unnoticed. There are times when I have early meetings or classes and I can’t get up and be ready within the meeting time and appearing to meeting with a sleepy face is just a BIG NOOOOO! Thanks to the zoom app you can select an option known as “Touch Up My appearance”
To enable this option, Just open your zoom app and go to settings ⚙️ in upper right corner of the page and select the one which says “Video” within the video setting you should see an option known as “Touch Up My Appearance” and just enable that option. you are all set! Next time AI will enhance your face so you will look good even you are attending the meeting just right after waking up.
Note: While I am doing the post, this feature of Touch up my preference іѕ аvаіlаblе оn Zооm Dеѕktор app and fоr Mас оr Wіndоwѕ but NOT FOR ANDROID APP. also the level of enhance depends on the front camera and RAM of your device since it’s a AI based feature.
5] Appear In Meeting Even Without Being Present There!
This one is a BIG SECRET and don’t tell us anybody about this secret you heard from us! [Just kidding, spread the good work with everyone but don’t get caught]. So the zoom app has a feature where you can enable a virtual background to hide whatever environment you have in your background just a cleanup for a messy background. You can enable a gif, short video, or a static background for your zoom meeting.
To set this up, got to the setting, click your рrоfіlе іn thе top right corner, аnd сlісk Settings аnd thеn choose Vіrtuаl Background. There you will see some of the default backgrounds but you can also upload and use your own custom background too! Now when you’ll choose one and set it up, the other people will only able to see your face and all the background will be changed to the image/video you have selected.
To do this on an App open the app аnd ѕtаrt a mееtіng just to set it up. Nеxt click on the the thrее dоtѕ at thе bottom right оf thе screen tо open thе More mеnu аnd tар оn Vіrtuаl Bасkgrоund.
Now here is a Secret Trick: Since this allows you to upload a video you can shot a video of yourself where you can pretend that you are listening to the meetings and just upload it! nobody will know and you don’t have to be present there!
Zoom pro tip 1: Backgrounds are customizable.— Kate Buckley (@EchinoKate) March 17, 2020
Zoom pro tip 2: You can customize yourself right out of that meeting. pic.twitter.com/rV1KAyDEgF
6] Lock Sharing For Spam
When there are too many people in the meeting it is difficult to manage them since they could be sharing photos, URL’s Videos etc. Also in some cases it was observed that hackers are intruding into meetings and sharing some unethical stuff into the chatting section. Here comes the another trick, You can Enable “Lock Sharing” for better spam detection technique. To enable this feature start a temporary meeting, оnсе thе meeting’s ѕtаrtеd, tар on “Mоrе” орtіоnѕ on thе bottomright side. after that tар on Mееtіng Settings аnd enable thе “Lock Share” toggle, DONE!
7] Record Meetings
While attending Important meetings and lectures on zoom, it is necessary to record them sometimes so that you can take notes for further reference. To record a meeting you will need permission from the host. Goto setting and look for an option that says “Recording” and enable the option, you can also set up a custom recording path for downloads.
Note: Zооm apps for Android аnd іOS саnnоt rесоrd mееtіngѕ lосаllу, also not available on free version.
8] Use Your Mobile’s Camera While Meeting On Laptop/PC
Your laptop/PC’s webcam might not be as good as a cellphone’s camera, well you can use your cellphone’s camera as a webcam while attending the meeting on PC or laptop. to do that, you will need an application known as IP Webcam. You can download it from the following sources:
Another similar app to that is IP Camera lite, You can download it from following links:
9] Zoom Integration
You can integrate zoom with literally 100+ apps including calendar and slack and many other apps.
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