September 29, 2020

If you’re going to fake paying attention with Zoom backgrounds, make it a looping video

If you're going to fake paying attention with Zoom backgrounds, make it a looping video

As the coronavirus pandemic forces many of us with desk jobs to work from home, some people are getting creative with conference calls.

Zoom has become the go-to video platform for remote calls, online classes, and social distancing parties. Creative users figured out how to spice up their calls by changing their backgrounds. Rather than calling in from the same boring old bedroom, they can instead appear to call in from a tropical beach or the peak of a mountain.

Others took it a step further, customizing their backgrounds with a photo of themselves so they seem like they’re present in a call while they’re really taking a midday nap. …

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