More and more applications dedicated to video calls and video conferencing allow image customizations we show, although not all. Google Meet, for example, one of the most used, does not incorporate this type of functionalities so useful as well as fun at times.
Luckily for its users, in the Chrome Web Store of the Google browser we can find the Visual Effects for Google Meet extension.
It would not be ruled out that we see the most ‘hooligan’ utilities put into practice by more than one person who seeks to escape a certain time from a meeting or class
A small application that allows us to apply different effects to the image taken by our camera that is transmitted in the Mountain View service. From putting an image behind, as we were in a chroma, to freezing the image if we want to simulate connection problems.
How to use Visual Effects for Google Meet
To use Visual Effects for Google Meet We simply have to download the extension from its page in the Google Chrome application and extensions store, add it to our browser as we would any other and that’s it.
With the extension installed, in Google Meet video calls, a menu with various options will appear on the left side of the screen.
We are talking about effects like inverted image, blur, virtual background (how popular has Zoom), pixelated, contrast or freeze, whose hooligan utility cannot be ruled out that it is put into practice by more than one person who seeks to escape a certain time from a meeting or class.
I will always deny that I uploaded this “solution” where you can “freeze” at will a video call … in case it is “offered”. Find and install “Visual Effects” in the Chrome extensions. pic.twitter.com/zSIdGsMNgh
– Javier Matuk (@jmatuk) September 7, 2020
To go through the different effects we simply have to scroll and they will appear. To use the virtual background, of course, just a click will not suffice. First we will have to upload a background by clicking on Upload Background that will appear after the option and, once the desired snapshot is uploaded, we will click on the functionality.
Keep in mind that if the menu does not appear, it is probably because we have not activated the camera yet in the preview that Meet shows us before entering a call. If so, just activate it and Visual Effects for Google Meet will start automatically.
Share This extension for Chrome allows you to freeze your image at will during a Google Meet video call, set a background and more