How to make a mask in Zoom

Using masks during lessons is a great idea to keep listeners from getting bored at the lecture or even falling asleep. In this article, we’ll show you how to apply a mask in Zoom on a computer, as well as why you can’t use them on your phone.

How to make a mask in Zoom

To enable the mask in Zoom, you need to download Snap Camera from Google or Yandex. Further:

Download the application;

On the site you need to put a tick, about familiarizing yourself with the rules and that you are not a robot. E-mail can be omitted if you do not want to receive various notifications, mailing lists. Then select the OS of your computer, and download for Mac or Windows.

Once Snap Camera is installed, open the app and select a filter. Next, open Zoom, start a conference or join an already started one. The last Snap Camera you selected in the app will be displayed.

How to use masks

To turn the filter on or off while in Zoom, you need to:

  • Click on the arrow next to the camera icon during the lesson;
  • To use Zoom without a mask, select the PC camera. It can be a built-in device, and for applying filters, select the Snap Camera.

On the phone

On mobile applications and tablets, there is no mask for the Zoom conference yet, as well as for the computer. Let’s wait for news from official sources about the platform update.

Filters for Zoom

When using any filter during an online meeting, a laptop or computer may freeze a lot. Before joining a scheduled meeting, set up a trial meeting and test how Snap Camera works with Zoom while streaming.

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To disable the program during the conference so that it does not load the PC, on the control panel, do the following:

    • Click on the up arrow;
    • Right-click on the Snap camera icon;
    • Choose Quit.

After that, you can continue the conference without any delay. Just like showing a demo or drawing on the board in Zoom, the broadcast will go on without slowing down. One of the most popular is the potato mask, search for “potato” in the app.