How to change your face in Zoom with Snapchat desktop camera app
Looking for a way to spice up Zoom meetings? Snap Camera can turn you into a potato, give you dog ears, and create more ways to make video conferencing fun.
Zoom may be facing an investigation into its security flaws, but since the inception of COVID-19 and the consequent transition to work at home, it has become virtually unparalleled with meetings of any kind. bith.
Like any type of meeting, virtual ones can be a bit dull too, but Zoom has ways to spice up video notifications: You may have already tried to use Zoom's virtual background, or maybe even have tried to create your own. Changing the room behind you, however, is not so much fun: What about changing your face?
Zoom does not reveal a way to change your view other than its video touch feature, which smoothly resolves lines and eliminates complaints. To change your appearance in a significant way you need to turn to the company that made smartphone camera filtering out how strong they are today: Snap, Inc.
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Snap’s desktop camera app, Snap Camera, can do the same smart filtering that Snapchat mobile users have been playing with for years; with downloads and a few clicks, Zoom users can chat like cartoon characters, potatoes, and more.
NOTE: This feature does not work on macOS as in Zoom version 4.6.9. Zoom macOS version 4.6.10 has been released, but this feature was not installed in the update.
How to add Snap Camera to Zoom
First, you need to download the Snap Camera app from its website (it's available for Windows and macOS). Grant the app permissions it asks for (camera and microphone access), launch it, and you'll be greeted from the main screen (Figure A).
Play around and find your favorite filter - there's plenty to choose from, and you have to pick one in the Snap Camera app, not Zoom. I am part of the potato.
Once you've found your favorite filter, open Zoom, but don't close Snap Camera - both apps need to be running for Snap to work with Zoom.
Look for the gear icon in the top right corner of your Zoom app. Click on it to open the Settings menu, and then click Video on the left side of the Settings window.
The video screen shows a preview of what your camera will be displaying to other servers - look under the preview window for the Camera option. Click on the arrows to the right, and you should see both your desktop webcam and Snap Camera. Select Snap Camera, and the preview video should change to match the Snap Camera app (Figure B).
Pay attention: If you are using version 4.6.9 or later of Zoom for macOS, which does not currently work with Snap Camera, Snap Camera will not be available on the drop - down menu.
From there, you can start your meeting as a potato, a sex - transformed version of yourself, a pirate, a viking, a shiny elf, or whatever other filtered version of reality you find in the Snap Camera app.
Snap Camera also works with Skype, Microsoft Teams, and the Twitch gaming platform.