Zoom video conferencing has become an essential tool for many people working and communicating remotely. One of the fun features of Zoom is the ability to apply filters to your background and appearance during video calls. In this article, we’ll explore the five simple steps to using filters in Zoom effectively. Get ready to level up your virtual meetings!
Step 1: Update Your Zoom Application
To access the filters feature, ensure you have the latest version of the Zoom application installed on your device. Visit the App Store or Google Play Store for updates or download the latest version from Zoom’s official website.
Step 2: Enable Video Filter Settings
Before joining a meeting, click on your profile photo or initials in the top-right corner, and select ‘Settings.’ From the settings menu, navigate to ‘Background & Filters’ and enable video filters by clicking on the ‘Video Filters’ tab.
Step 3: Choose Your Filter
Zoom offers various filters, from subtle touch-ups like skin smoothing and eye enhancement to structural changes like virtual eyebrows, glasses, and pirate hats. Browse through and select your preferred filter by clicking on it.
Step 4: Customize Filter Settings
Some filters have additional settings that allow further customization of various aspects such as color, texture, or intensity. Click on the gear icon near a filter thumbnail to access these settings. Here you can tailor your filter to suit your preferences.
Step 5: Apply Your Filter During a Meeting
With your chosen filter activated, join a meeting or start a new one. Your new filter will be applied in real-time during your video call. To change or remove a filter during a meeting, click on the caret (^) icon next to ‘Stop Video’ at the bottom-left corner of your meeting screen and select ‘Choose Video Filter.’
Adding filters can inject some fun into your virtual meetings and may even help hide the fact that you just rolled out of bed. Follow these five simple steps, and you’ll be a Zoom filter master in no time!