Where does one find Zoom’s filters and how is it used in meetings and teaching? Zoom filters can be found under Settings where a number of changes to the participant’s video can be made, including a virtual background, the level of brightness (lighting), and the appearance of a participant. These filters and to be used as ice-breakers at the start of meetings, or of course when teaching online classes.
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How to get Zoom filters on PC or Mac
To find Zoom filters, follow the next easy steps:
- Sign in to your Zoom desktop client.Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
- Click your profile picture and then click Settings.
- Go to the subheading titled Background & Filters.
How to get Zoom filters on mobile
Zoom’s filters are available for the latest Android and iOS mobile phones.
- Step one is to download the Zoom mobile app from Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store on your device.
- Sign in to Zoom.
- While in a Zoom meeting, tap More in the controls.
- Go to Meeting, tap More in the controls.
- Then scroll down and tap on Background & Filters.
- Select the Filters tab. After selecting a filter, tap the X to return to the meeting.
For updates on Zoom’s latest features for the generation mobile phones, see this link for the latest information.
In case you are wondering: Zoom meetings with HD video quality (720 and 1080 pixels) are available, but then only for Pro account users or higher, and with limitations to the number of participants.
How to use Zoom filters for teaching
Where do you find Zoom’s funny filters and how can it be used? Zoom made an upgrade to their background filter functionality in 2020, providing users with a large variety of free filters that can make classes or meetings fun and interesting. Let’s look at how it can be used.
The new video filters in Zoom are amazing, especially for me as an English lecturer. I use Zoom filters when I teach online to make classes more interesting and to add some humor. Originally, we used to change the background to fit the theme of our lessons and that’s great, but the filters can make the class even more interesting. For example, the “old TV” frame, or “theatre” and the “smiley faces” frame if you’re teaching younger students.
We can use the fun filters to play some games with our students, for example, the “face mask” filter. If you’re wearing a mask, send a private message to one student and say a word, for example, “elephants” and the class have to guess who said “elephants” because you can’t really see their mouths moving. Let’s say the theme for the class is pirates, then everybody has to say “ahr” before speaking. You can really have a lot of fun.
How to change appearance in Zoom
- First click on updates to make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom installed.
- Then sign in and look at the new functions in Zoom.
- Under Settings go to Video (on the left of the screen), to make adjustments if required.
- For example, to adjust for low light if you’ve got bad lighting, increase brightness to make you appear brighter.
- All meeting participants should ensure that they light source from the front, and the camera on eye-level in a quiet room.
- Users can touch up their appearance to look better, but be careful not to overdo it, since it will affect the quality of the picture other participants in the meeting/ class. What others participants see, is of lower quality than the picture of yourself you see on your device.