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What You Don't Know About Zoom

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While we launched Zoom almost a year ago and have seen an increase in remote meetings, there may be some neat functions about the service that you aren’t familiar with yet. Even if you’ve become a Zoom regular, we invite you to check out these features:

  • Never fear the Zoom camera! Turning on Touch Up My Appearance applies a soft focus to your video display. Just click the Settings gear icon on your Zoom desktop app, then go to the Video section to activate this feature.
  • Change your Personal Meeting ID to a number that's easy for you to remember, like your phone number. Update your Personal Meeting ID at cornell.zoom.us by selecting the Profile tab. Your Personal Meeting ID must be a nine-digit number; click Edit to make the change. 
  • Zoom offers easy chat capabilities. Go to Contacts on your Zoom desktop app, then select Add Contact toward the top of the window. Enter the desired email address and a request will be sent to that user for approval. Once approved, they will appear in your contacts and you can chat with them via the Zoom app.
  • Apply a virtual background to your Zoom meetings. Just click the Settings gear icon on your Zoom desktop app, then go to Virtual Background to apply your own images or choose one provided. This option works best when you have a solid color background available. 

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