How to use Zoom like a pro

With everyone in this epidemic working from home, Zoom has become a go-to tool for navigating meetings. You can interact with your coworkers and even get together for a happy hour after work.

We’ve compiled a list of the Best Zoom Hacks to improve your online video meeting experience and make it easier to manage. You can quickly master video meetings on Zoom and use Zoom like a pro.

Change your background

Zoom meetings may be a fun way to peep into coworkers’ houses, but they aren’t always appropriate. Consider a virtual background if you’re worried about how your messy home may come off on camera. If you choose a neutral image – perhaps a photo of your workplace – they might seem extremely professional. For your happy hours, save interesting virtual backdrops like a beach or a metropolitan skyline.

Add a filter

Woke up late and have no time to freshen up? Have a business meeting coming up and want to appear decent without wearing cosmetics or getting a DIY haircut?

Fret not. Zoom comes with filters that you can use while on camera. The term “touch up” refers to one of Zoom’s lesser-known capabilities. This function will enhance your lighting and level out your skin tone. It’s a fantastic way to improve your overall appearance when you’re on camera.

Break up the meeting

Break up a large Zoom conference into up to 50 smaller sessions with breakout rooms. The meeting host has the option of splitting meeting attendees into different sessions either automatically or manually, or allowing them to choose and enter any breakout session they choose. At any time, the host can switch between sessions.

Go to Account Management > Account Settings to start a breakout room as the host. Make sure the Breakout Room setting is toggled on under the Meeting tab. Allowing meeting hosts to pre-assign attendees to breakout rooms is also an option.

React with emoji

If you are muted or there are too many participants in a meeting, you can utilize the emoji replies to convey your views and approbation. There’s a thumbs up and clapping emoji to react with, so the meeting won’t be disrupted.

You may also use the raise hand emoji to convey a question to the host during meetings. The response tab is located at the bottom of the meeting screen. After five seconds, the emoji reactions will vanish.

The bottom-line

We don’t know how long we’ll be stuck at home. As working from home remains the default mode of working, why not master Zoom and be a pro while you’re at it?

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