When you have to share your screen for a videoconference meeting, you should limit visibility to only the applications you need to display. If you must share your whole desktop or an entire monitor, turn off notifications so you don’t inadvertently share personal information during the call. From the “System” menu for Settings, select “Notifications […]
Videoconferencing can still enable you to spend face time with your colleagues and contacts without potentially exposing personal information. Set up a virtual background to ensure your privacy. Once you’re signed in, navigate to Account Management and select Account Settings. From there, under the Meeting tab, you’ll enable the Virtual Background setting. Then, under “Manage […]
If you’re worried about potentially sharing personal information from your environment during your next Skype call, consider blurring the background. To do this for all calls, click on your profile picture, and navigate to the audio and video settings. You can select “Blur” under the section that reads “Choose background effect.”
Turning your camera on before you enter a meeting conducted via videoconferencing is a good way to simulate face time with colleagues and clients. Many companies have a corporate communications policy about whether you should have your camera on or off by default. No matter what, cover your camera when it’s not in use, and […]
When you use videoconferencing software like Zoom, there’s typically little reason for you to allow visibility for your whole desktop while sharing your screen. That opens up opportunities for participants in the meeting to see sensitive information in other open apps or your email. When it’s time for you to present something, simply select the […]
If you’re using videoconferencing technology with your camera turned on, make sure that no personal information is visible in the frame. It may seem obvious, but that includes making sure no passwords are visible on your desk or on a whiteboard behind you.
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