The zoom app

by Fadeaway1962 12 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • Fadeaway1962

    There going to start using the zoom app for the meeting ,got to go a help my aged parents to set it up.

    I'm not very good at the technical stuff is there any way of hiding your self on the app or is this a way of them checking to see who's listening to the meetings.

    Thought fading would have been easier during this virus.


  • caves

    Fadeaway1962- is there any way of hiding your self on the app or is this a way of them checking to see who's listening to the meetings.

    From Zoom:

    To hide yourself, click anywhere on your video window (the one showing yourself), and then click on the three dots that appear in the upper right hand corner. Select "Hide Myself" from the menu that appears.
    Show/Hide self view: Show or hide your video feed on the Zoom Room's display. If video is turned off, this will show or hide your name or profile picture.

    Read about here

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Tape your camera.

  • Fadeaway1962

    Thanks does that also hid your name or login details?

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    You can bet there'll be those older ones who don't realize they are on camera and will tune in with their hair standing on end wearing only their bathrobe (or less) LOL!

    I wonder if only those who wear a tie will be allowed to be seen on cam?

  • RolRod

    I was just going to ask if JW's are staying home and doing online meetings.

  • dubstepped

    I host online support groups using Zoom each week and use it in my coaching practice. I would pay to see these meetings. People doing all kinds of distracting things on camera, dogs barking or kids making noise, etc. I guess they could shut off everyone's mics and video but if they allow it my guess is that it will be a shit show, at least at first. People will struggle to find the controls on each device, get their mics working, lol. Service drops for people and they drop off and the whole screen rearranges.

    This will be great!

    At the same time, my prediction has been that eventually they would no longer need buildings and could just have an online cult with occasional meetups for service or conventions, and this could hasten the switch as they get even leaner and amass more wealth.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Better than thought. You can put in any name, block video. I think!

  • dubstepped

    You can also simply call in to meetings on your phone. You have a number to call and a meeting ID number to call in with. No video at all, audio only. You can turn your video and mic on and off during a normal video call. The admin can turn your mic on and off and stop your video but I don't think they can turn your video on. I don't play with that much. I've muted people that had a lot of background noise. Zoom is pretty cool. I've never had more than 12 or so at a time. I don't know what the screen looks like with so many people at once. There may be settings that I've never needed to explore.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    can we all log in to this ? could be an absolute riot!

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