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‘Zoom Escaper’ Lets You Screw Up Your Meetings On Purpose With Annoying Effects
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Mar 2021
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Adapting to a new life during the pandemic has been a clumsy process. Most especially, video meetings continue to be inundated with unexpected cameos, audio hiccups, and admittedly hilarious filters.
What if you could harness the inherent awkwardness of virtual calls to avoid meetings? One artist, Sam Lavigne, has created an amusing tool to help you achieve that. The ‘Zoom Escaper’ website lets you add a selection of annoying yet believable noises to your calls in hopes to cut your conferences short.
Options include an echo, construction, bad connection, an upset baby, and a weeping man. You can toggle them to play simultaneously and at varying volumes to boost the chances of other participants encouraging you to end your session.
There’s no need to download the app, but interested users will first need to install a plugin called VB-Audio to program the sound effects into your meetings.
Apart from this epic, self-sabotaging site, Lavigne has developed a ‘Zoom Deleter’ app, which searches your computer for the presence of Zoom before removing it.
Add different real-time effects to your voice, making it sound like you have a terrible connection, or that you must go and comfort the man weeping in your apartment. pic.twitter.com/nqtLK7Cp86— Sam Lavigne (@sam_lavigne) March 15, 2021
[via Gizmodo, cover image via Shutterstock]
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