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Zoom to show ads on its Basic tier service
Nov02

Zoom to show ads on its Basic tier service

Zoom was the app of choice for businesses and individuals at the peak of the pandemic. The app was there for millions of people who had no choice but to work from home. While things are gradually getting back to shape, the videoconferencing service remains popular. To enable it to continue to offer its services to free users, Zoom is piloting an ads program. The pilot ads program will allow Zoom to show ads to users on its ‘Basic’...

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LinkedIn to launch a dedicated remote job filter
Oct28

LinkedIn to launch a dedicated remote job filter

Image Credit: Business Insider LinkedIn is set to launch dedicated remote on-site search filters to help users in their job hunting. Users will soon start seeing labels when using LinkedIn’s job search and Open to Work features. Recruiters will be informed privately of the type of work you are interested in. LinkedIn is also adding similar filters for company pages, which will allow them to indicate information like their vaccine...

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Zoom extends its autogenerated caption to all users
Oct27

Zoom extends its autogenerated caption to all users

Zoom’s auto-generated captions; a feature previously only available to premium users, is now accessible to all. This is not a surprise since Zoom had in the past promised to allow access to all users. On Monday, Zoom announced that the auto-generated caption feature are now available to free users as well. However, the company is limiting this to English language for now, but plans to expand to other languages in the future. “It’s...

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Zoom is coming to Facebook VR
Sep14

Zoom is coming to Facebook VR

Facebook has announced a new collaboration with Zoom. The collaboration, which was announced via Facebook’s blog on Monday, will integrate Workrooms even more deeply into your everyday workflows. Starting from next year, Facebook users can easily join Zoom Meetings and use Zoom Whiteboard all from within VR. Integrating with Zoom Meetings according to Facebook, will make it easier that ever to meet with your colleagues outside VR,...

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Zoom to add live translation services
Sep14

Zoom to add live translation services

Zoom has announced that it is adding support for live translation for as many as 30 languages by the end of next year. Live translation will be a part of automatic live transcriptions that was announced last February. The addition of live translation will turn Zoom’s whiteboard into something almost like a fully-featured app. The support for live translation was a part of some other upcoming features and changes announced by the...

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Zoom has a new feature to help keep students focused while learning
Aug13

Zoom has a new feature to help keep students focused while learning

Zoom has added a new focus mode to help students concentrate during online classes. The new feature, which will only allow teachers see the student, will equally prevent students from seeing each other. This will enable students to avoid being distracted while lectures are on. While the host will still be able to see everyone’s webcams, participants will not be able to see screen shares or videos of others. This will enable...

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