Product Review Self Improvement

Zoom – Rising with the Times

As we become more and more isolated in our homes, the video presentation companies are seeing a rise in their industry. Lets take a look at one – Zoom, that is rising with the times.

Current Trends for Zoom Communications

Trend for this company is up by 160% as of this writing. More and more are finding ways to connect their business and social life around the Zoom platform as it is the easiest to maneuver for most people and be able to connect to.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile work around from home with other members of your team or community. It provides video communication to conference remotely. This company is based in San Jose, California. It was founded by CEO Eric Yuan in 2011.

Hide Your Messy Living Room or Office with Virtual Backgrounds

In your Zoom app click on your profile in the upper right corner and go to the settings tab. Once there go to the menu on the left and click on Virtual Background. You can then choose one of the backgrounds that Zoom provides, including the traditional “green screen” or you can always upload your own background by clicking the “+” icon to choose your own virtual background. A screen will open up allowing you to choose a picture from your phone or computer to upload to Zoom. Or, you can simply connect and show the room you are in behind you.

Touch Up Your Appearance Filter Available

Okay, you wake up late and don’t have time to fix yourself up as if you were going into the office, there is a filter in Zoom you can use to look better online. Look for the button to Start Video, click the up arrow next to it and then check the box that indicates you want to “touch up your appearance”. That’s it!

Oh yes, What about the Cost?

You have great features available but, you are asking a very good question – so what does this program app cost to use? Well, Zoom provides a full-featured Basic Plan FOR FREE with unlimited meetings. They allow you to test it out for as long as you like – there is no trial period. Your Basic plan has a 40 minutes time limit on meetings with three or more total participants. That is plenty of time to host a remote meeting with family and see your grandchildren live each day and talk with your son or daughter. They have upgrades if you are trying to run a business remotely from home that are reasonable as well.

What are you waiting for – Give Zoom Communications a Try!

Please leave a comment and let others know your experience and how you are using this new form of video conferencing.


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