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If you experience “echos,” try using earbuds, headphones or a headset

If people on the other end of your audio feed complain about echoing sound, it’s likely because you’re not using a proper setup. For example, using just a webcam or microphone with external speakers could cause echoing. You can prevent this from happening by ensuring the sound you hear doesn’t feed back into your microphone. […]

If you do remote work, invest in a decent webcam

The last thing you want during a video call is to look unprofessional with a grainy or low-resolution camera feed, so purchasing a quality webcam is worth it. However, just because a webcam claims to have features such as full HD support doesn’t mean the image won’t look terrible. Perform your due diligence, look at […]

Lock the room when using Houseparty

Houseparty is a videoconferencing app that does not require a link to access a meeting. Instead, when you log into houseparty, you can see which of your friends are “in the house,” and join their conference without permission — unless their room is locked. You should keep your Houseparty room locked at all times that […]

Videoconference best practices: Protecting your privacy while maintaining professionalism

If you worked in an office before the pandemic, there’s a good chance that you’ve been working remotely at least part time since March 2020. Looking ahead, the end of the pandemic does not necessarily mean an end to remote work. In fact, 16% of employees will continue to work from home even after it […]

Use Jami for videoconferences

With rising privacy concerns regarding popular videoconferencing applications, you should seek platforms with privacy policies that are clear and concise, like Jami. Jami is an end-to-end encrypted videoconferencing alternative, and its privacy policy states that the company only collects data that is imperative to compiling website visit statistics.

Obscure your background on Google Meet

Google Meet is a convenient videoconferencing solution. Now, users can protect their privacy and limit the potential exposure of personal information that might be visible on camera by using a virtual background. Before you enter a meeting, you’ll be directed to a preview page. Click the figure in the bottom right corner of the video […]