From security to wallpaper, tips to make Zoom calls go smoother
From security to wallpaper, tips to make Zoom calls go smoother
1:34

From security to wallpaper, tips to make Zoom calls go smoother

Tech Industry
[MUSIC] Zoom is such a handy tool on your computer and phone for keeping in touch with loved ones. Here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure a smooth experience. First security if you're organizing a call, don't share the meeting ID in a public space, use a password and enable the waiting room feature to see who's trying to get into your call. Before granting them access, those steps will prevent zoom bombing or when someone crashes a call uninvited. Also don't record your calls unless you own and pay for the zoom account. Otherwise, whoever does it gets the full audio and video recording plus the transcript of the chats. Not great if you're mixing pleasure with a business account. And now for the fun stuff. Before your call starts, adjust your settings so they're ready to go. log into your account and click the Settings icon in the top right hand corner. From there you can tweak just about everything from your skin tone for your reaction emojis to whether or not you want your video and microphone on when you join a meeting. When you click on the video tab, try checking the box touch up my appearance for a fresh looking face. And have fun playing around with your virtual background. I like to take screenshots of interesting photographs and graphics, or even wallpapers, and save them to my desktop. I can then upload them as a more dynamic background than my messy living room. For more online tips and tricks, visit cnet.com. I'm Kara Tsuboi with CNET for CBS news. [MUSIC]

Up Next

Give gifts that give back
tm121820pic

Up Next

Give gifts that give back

Feeling crafty? These online services can help you make holiday gifts
handcraftedgiftspic

Feeling crafty? These online services can help you make holiday gifts

Good kitchen tools make for a tastier Thanksgiving
kitchentechpic

Good kitchen tools make for a tastier Thanksgiving

Black Friday deals are happening all month: Here's where to shop
blackfridaypic

Black Friday deals are happening all month: Here's where to shop

Your phone might be a powerful tool to help stop the coronavirus
ctracingpic

Your phone might be a powerful tool to help stop the coronavirus

What makes the iPhone 12 so great anyway?
iphone12pic

What makes the iPhone 12 so great anyway?

Tech to help navigate Halloween 2020
halloweenpic

Tech to help navigate Halloween 2020

Vote with your wallet and learn which candidates your favorite brands support
votepic

Vote with your wallet and learn which candidates your favorite brands support

Your favorite apps feature new COVID-19 tools
covid-appspic

Your favorite apps feature new COVID-19 tools

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022
p1050770-00-13-52-12-still004

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Latest Products All latest products

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like
questpro-00-03-30-13-still004

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022