If you want to add a little spice to your seemingly endless stream of Zoom meetings, or if you just want to stand out from the crowd, you can add Snapchat filters, backgrounds and lenses to your session. From turning yourself into a pickle, walking in space, trying on crazy hats, you'll have a blast with the seemingly endless new options available to you. The process of setting up Zoom with Snapchat filters is pretty straightforward. Here's how to do it.
Your first step is to install Snap Camera on your computer. Snap Camera was created by Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., so you can add cool backgrounds, filters, and lenses to any live stream or video chat, not just Zoom. Once you've downloaded it, all you have to do is sign up to Zoom.
Start a funny meeting
Now that you've downloaded Snap Camera, open it up and choose what type of background, filter or lens you want to use. We recommend the pickle lens, but that's just our preference. Then go to your Zoom meeting and click on the tab next to the video icon at the bottom of the screen. Finally, click on the Snap Camera option. That is it. Whatever you choose in the Snap Camera, it will now show up in your Zoom video.
If you are bored during your meeting, you can always change something. Just go to Snap Camera again and choose a different filter, background or lens. In a few seconds, the change will be visible in your Zoom video.
How to Get Back to Yourself
Once you've decided you're done (or your boss has had enough of your shenanigans), switch back to your normal face and background is easy. Just go to the video options in Zoom again and click on your regular camera. Everything returns to normal. You can switch back to the Snap Camera at any time during your meeting or live stream.
A word of warning, however. Using Snap Camera can leave your computer a little behind and give you a bit of a bouncy video stream. You may want to try it out yourself in a video meeting before trying it out in front of an audience.