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  • Zoom adds new features for better presentation during meetings
  • Video filters and touch-ups are among the new features added to Zoom meetings
  • Zoom continues to roll out updates as most turn to the application for personal or business needs

Zoom continues to enjoy its sudden rise as one of the most popular video conference applications amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest on its end is the introduction of new features to give users a better experience, including new filters and lighting and audio options.

In the latest update from Zoom, users can make use of wacky new video filters that most may have come across other apps. Among those now available to users are eye-patch, horns and goggles filters. These could be fun to use for people who may be utilizing Zoom to catch up with old friends and are looking to spice up their gatherings.

Of course, those are unlikely to be of use for people who use Zoom professionally. For this type of user, the new update offers filters to improve backgrounds. Available are color filters such as sepia, black and white and so on. Users can access them via the virtual background option.

Folks who do Zoomcasting and have taken it to another level may be looking for more. Some have been mindful of how they look, and it appears Zoom is listening.

Another new feature the company added is the ability to customize how they look on camera. Skin smoothing and brightness are now available at the video settings for added flexibility on how users will appear to viewers. Aside from that, users can now adjust the light settings to adapt to any setting.

Another improvement to Zoom is noise suppression, which allows users to choose anything from low to high suppression levels. Zoom also added reaction buttons and a video overlay with transparent backgrounds.

The new improvements should be something to check out, with the application now widely used to keep in touch and get some productivity going ⁠— particularly for businesses.

Zoom has improved a lot since it first got this much attention. As previously reported, security and other glitches were the main concern when people started turning to it as an online solution. Much of that has been patched, and it appears Zoom has more innovations ahead.

Zoom ollaborated with videoconferencing firm DTEN on touchscreen displays tuned to the video-conferencing platform, touted as a combination of hardware and software designed for working remotely Zoom ollaborated with videoconferencing firm DTEN on touchscreen displays tuned to the video-conferencing platform, touted as a combination of hardware and software designed for working remotely Photo: AFP / Martin BUREAU