Zoom: Future of Meetings, 2FA, adding visual effects and other related updates

Since the Covid 19 pandemic has popped in, the people in the corporate as well as the kids in the schools are carrying out their meetings and online classes via the Zoom video conferencing application. It has become one of the most popular platforms in recent times, where social distancing and quarantine have become mandates, and people are left with no other options but to carry out their office tasks, and go on with their online sessions on this super easy, and reliable cloud platform right from their smartphones or PCs and laptops. As we all are being accustomed to the virtual world even more these days with the growing crisis, we are now carrying out almost each and every task over video conferences, just the way we used to do earlier. Work From Home or WFH has become the new trend and people are slowly and gradually getting adapted to it.

Zoom Out: Future of work

With the corona virus outbreak, social distancing has become a necessity but at the same time, it is none other than the technology that has brought all of us together on a single platform. It has forced a lot of people to work from home and communicate with each other through video conferencing. Whether you want to go with your friends on a casual conference call for you were not able to meet them for such a long span of time, or in case you have been looking for conducting a classroom program for your academics, the video conferencing platform basically had 300 million meeting participants joining together in a day. In today’s world, people can now easily discuss over their agenda over the online platform only without having to travel across long distances just to conduct any meeting. Working back to back schedules and going from one place to another is no longer relevant in the picture, rather Virtual reality or VR has made it possible for people to talk as all could be present in the same room.
Formerly, client meeting and conferences used to face a lot of challenges for that involve limited meeting space and conference rooms, along with many others. Also, hygiene and sanitization have become the new compulsions today. However, with the growing updates in the field of technology and increased cyber security, organizations and individuals can now stay assured that all their data will be kept confidential throughout the meeting. Hence, installation of spy cameras inside the conference room and spending dollars to get the best infrastructure will no longer be a concern. Certainly, all these factors have added up to the list of benefits that Zoom video conferencing can alone suffice!

Founder of Airmeet: Denied the investors post making 12 million dollars from Sequoia

India’s recent alternative to Zoom, Airmeet has been booming through leaps and bounds over the past months. Definitely, the lockdown scenario and the Covid 19 crisis has raised its business than what it was before! Lalit Mangal, the co-founder of Airmeet has recently shared a growth by 2000% over the last quarter. During the series A, the startup has successfully made 12 million dollars in funding from Sequoia India. Just as the lockdown period started, everyone was buzzing about just one word and that was “webinar” and that’s when the zoom saw its stock price rising all of a sudden. Airmeet which was actually a startup have had a record of organising its very first virtual meeting on 16th of November 2019 and since then it could avail only 20 events in a month’s span. Whatsoever, things have changed now and as the lockdown began, it started conducting more than 1000 events in a month. According to our sources, more than 10000 events were organized on the platform. Mangal even shares it on the Airmeet platform that the best thing about this platform is that it offers full customisations as well as offer virtual seating arrangements for the convenience of the host and the team members too!

Tamil Nadu techie helping video telephony company, Zoom

Over the lockdown period, the Zoom, a California based company responded really well and it has been providing a continuous support to the users. The best thing about this platform is that it offers continuous support to the users for both the businesses and the individuals. One of the top executives from this organisation is playing a key tole right now to assure offering an unparalleled experience to the users. Vechamy Sankarlingam, a Tamil Nadu born tech guy who is heading the engineering and product function is now helping out Zoom in its tech innovation and thus, helping it to work even better.

How to add visual effects in a Zoom Meeting?

Millions of people around the world have been using Zoom app to attend video calls and connect with their business colleagues and family members. Indeed, this platform is extremely popular and while the application has become so famous among the working professionals, a major thing that it seems to lack is none other than the availability of useful built-in tools and other features that most people prefer to use while facing a camera. Adding visual effects to your Zoom meeting is not a trouble, and here is all that you need doing. Just follow the step by step guide mentioned below. Well, before we start describing you the simple steps that are absolutely easy to follow, let me tell you that it is basically a third party app known as the “Snap Camera” which comes with a wide range of visual effects including that of silly characters, filters, changing backgrounds are now too easy to do!
  • Step 1: At first, you will need to download the Snap Camera app for your laptop or PC and then you will be asked to accept the Terms of service. Next, you will need to enter your email ID and after that, you will have to click on the Download button. Note that this particular app is available for both the windows PC as well as on Mac.
  • Step 2: Once the app is downloaded, you will be notified on the same, and then you can easily install it at ease.
  • Step 3: Launch the zoom app on your PC or laptop and you can login to the app and start attending all your meetings by filling up the credentials.
  • Step 4: Once you have logged into your Zoom application, you can easily follow these simple settings by just going to the Settings page and then allowing the Video, the Camera and the Snap Camera for easy accessibility. As soon as you opt for the “Snap camera” option, you can easily get through the features and thus, use the Snapchat camera lens right onto your zoom interface.

Zoom with two factor authentication feature and ways of enabling it

Since businesses are using Zoom to hold their meetings, cyber security has become a major concern to people these days. Zoom has introduced an enhanced 2FA  to ensure that there is no security breach any longer. Well, the two factor authentication may vary from one user to another for it solely depends on the users whether they want to use a pin or a password, finger prints or voice to access their respective accounts. Here is how you can enable the 2FA functionality:
You may choose anything from a range of authentication, be it OAuth, SAML or use the password based authentication to enable the setting.
  • At first, you will have to sign in to the zoom dashboard
  • Once your sign in is done successfully, you will land on the dashboard itself and from there, you will have to click on the Advanced option.
  • Next, click on the Security option from the Navigation menu.
  • Make sure that the two factor authentication option is enabled.
  • You can even choose to enable the 2FA for different people with specific roles, or for groups as well
  • Next, just click on the Save option to confirm the settings and you will be done.
In order to prevent the leakage of any confidential data, people are also opting for different other authentication options including that of receiving an One Time password or OTP either in the form of an SMS or a voice call. Certainly, you can easily follow the above mentioned steps to complete your procedure.
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