People Are Using Filters to Look Better on Zoom

Now that so many of us are working from home, many are being asked to report to virtual offices and classrooms for video calls. That means other people can see them, so rolling out of bed and wearing PJs might not fly with the boss. But one college student has shared some high-tech advice for looking fresh-faced while communicating on video conferencing.

Grant Rosenthal, a University of California, Berkeley student, recently posted a video on TikTok asking. “Wanna look less ugly in your videos without trying?” In the clip he explains how viewers can use a handy tool on Zoom - the “touch up” feature - in three easy steps. He says it will allow you to “Watch your skin be facetuned in real life.”

According to Zoom’s website, the touch-up function “retouches your video display with a soft focus. This can help smooth out the skin on your face, to present a more polished-looking appearance when you display your video to others.” And that’s something a lot of folks could use these days.

Are you more worried about your background than your face...West Elm has got you covered.

In a blog post, they announced the free, downloadable backdrops.

The scenes include “an Insta-famous mid-century living room,” NYC waterfront views and an “industrial-glam loft space,” with full tours of all the real spaces behind the backdrops available.

To use one, first drag the background of your choice to your desktop from the West Elm post. Then, in Zoom. Next, click “Virtual Background” from the bar to the left, click the plus sign to upload a photo, and choose the West Elm background.

Source:New York Post

Photo: Getty Images

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