How to Use Filters in Zoom Meetings –

How to Use Filters in Zoom Meetings

In this tutorial, I will share how to use video filters in Zoom Meetings and some stickers and other filter effects. Many of us are still stuck with the environment’WFH: Work From Home‘ and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Of the video conferencing solutions available to you today, only Zoom provides users with the most features both free and paid and continues to present new ways to enhance a more interactive experience.

While most of its features are meant to be functional, Zoom’s newest feature emphasizes the fun of video meetings. Among the additions coming to Zoom 5.2.0 is the Video Filter tool which lets you elevate your video calling experience to a whole different level.

In this article, I discuss more about Zoom filters, how to enable and use them, and some of the best filters you can apply to make your meetings more enjoyable.

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The Zoom filter as you imagine is a filter to enhance your appearance while conducting video meetings with your friends and colleagues. With this new feature, you will be able to enhance your look with different color tones, video frames, and AR stickers, some of which can be applied to the entire screen and some only on your face.

The Zoom filter will work the same way you apply it on social media platforms and other photo editing services, all of which add layers/masks on top of your video feed to make you look better.

The Zoom filter is available as a built-in feature for Zoom for desktop users on Windows and Mac. For the feature to work, you have to consider the following prerequisites:

  • Zoom desktop client version 5.2.0 and above
  • Windows 10 or macOS 10.13 or higher
  • Supported CPUs 4th generation Intel Processors or higher i3, i5, i7, i9 and AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7, 9 Processors

If your computer meets all the requirements mentioned above, you can run the Zoom filter without any problems.

To enable the Zoom Filter on your Zoom desktop client, you will have to install the latest version of the Zoom app on your desktop PC. If you haven’t installed Zoom on your desktop PC, you can visit the link
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to download the latest version of Zoom on Windows and Mac. Once you download the file, open it, and follow the on-screen instructions.

If Zoom is already installed on your computer, then you can easily update to the latest version of the Zoom desktop client. You can do this by opening the Zoom app, clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of the Zoom window, and selecting an option ‘Check for Updates‘ from the popup menu.

Wait for the update to install and when it happens, you can make sure that the Zoom Filter is now enabled on the computer.

Once you have installed the latest Zoom version 5.2.0 on your PC/laptop, you will be able to easily access the new Video Filter feature.

Before Zoom Meeting

To access the Zoom Video Filters section, you need to open the Zoom desktop client, click on your profile picture and then select the option ‘Settings‘.

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Inside the Settings window, click on the tab ‘Backgrounds & Filters‘ from the left sidebar and then select the option ‘Video Filters‘ next to ‘Virtual Backgrounds‘ below your video preview.

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During Zoom Meetings

Alternatively, you can access the Video Filter feature in Zoom while you are in a meeting. To do this, go to the meeting screen and click ‘Up arrow‘ next to the button ‘Stop video‘ from the meeting controls at the bottom.

When the popup menu appears, click on ‘Choose Video Filter‘ and choose from one of the available filters on the screen to apply it to your meeting.

Best Zoom Filter available today

Now that you know how to access video filters for your meetings on Zoom, you should know what filters you can use to get the most out of your webcam.

Noir: Within the Video filters tab, you can select ‘Noir‘ which applies a monotone layer over your current video feed. The contrast is quite balanced with neat blacks and whites that unfold properly, perfect for your business meetings where other people only need to see your face. One good thing about this filter is that it can minimize background noise, thus allowing you to talk to your colleagues without any burden.

Boosts: If your computer is in a place that doesn’t receive much light, the colors of your face and surroundings will not appear directly in your video feed. Zoom offers a Boost filter that can be applied from within the Video filters tab which increases the color saturation of your camera’s output to make your video pop.

Gums: The Gum filter in Zoom also applies layers with enhanced colors but with warmer skin tones and slightly more contrast. You can use this if your camera is positioned in a place where your face is too bright so Zoom can lower it back to make it look attractive.

Also read: How to Use Noise Suppression and Lighting Filters on Zoom

If you are still not impressed with the ones mentioned above, there are many other video filters that can be applied directly to Zoom. Make sure to check them one by one so that you can decide which one suits you best.

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