Zoom adds filters, reactions, noise cancellation and more to make video calls better, here’s how to use them

Zoom's latest update has brought in a host of fun features like filters, reactions etc to make those video calls more fun. There are also some new additions that help you present better. 
By HT TECH
| Updated on Aug 07 2020, 04:30 PM IST
These features seem to have been primarily introduced to make video calls more fun and make yourself also look more presentable.
These features seem to have been primarily introduced to make video calls more fun and make yourself also look more presentable. (Zoom)

Zoom has added new features to its video calling interface like fun filters, background noise cancellation, reactions, light correction controls etc. These features seem to have been primarily introduced to make video calls more fun and make yourself also look more presentable.

With the new Zoom filters, you can spout a unicorn horn, wear an eye patch like a pirate or wear fun googles to make those calls with friends more fun. 

Wear a pair of bunny ears on the video call? Why not!
Wear a pair of bunny ears on the video call? Why not! (Zoom)

There are new colour filters that can change the overall colour tone of the video as well.

Let your video reflecty your mood. 
Let your video reflecty your mood.  (Zoom)

To keep things professional you can turn both these filters off as needed.

Zoom has introduced more granular controls over touch-ups and light adjustments on video so as users can make their videos look brighter and more well-lit. There are options to change the brightness of the panel and smoothen your skin as well so you look as presentable as you want.

Brighten up the panel to make the video call better. 
Brighten up the panel to make the video call better.  (Zoom)

Noise suppressions on video calls have been improved so you can better block out noises like kids, pets and the noise of fans from the background when you go on call. At low settings, something background music is allowed in to make an online date or yoga classes more fun and at high suppression, you get distraction-free audio for important calls and presentations.

Zoom will now let you react to what people are saying on calls with reactions like celebrate, laugh or a heart.

Tell people how you feel with reactions. 
Tell people how you feel with reactions.  (Zoom)

Now, when you share your PowerPoint or Keynote presentations on a virtual background, the video will overlay on the slides - ‘weathercaster style’. You can move your video to any part of the screen and resize it as needed.

Present better with Zoom's new features. 
Present better with Zoom's new features.  (Zoom)

All these new features are available on Zoom 5.2 so you just need to update your app if you can’t see them yet.

You can check out all these new details on the blog here

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First Published Date: 07 Aug, 04:30 PM IST
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