May I use a Virtual Background?

While World Event Center doesn’t have an in-built feature to create virtual backgrounds just yet, there are few a third-party applications you can try out. 

Snap Camera — This application lets you have fun with custom backgrounds without a green screen. You can browse through and select from thousands of different lenses and backgrounds created by Snapchat themselves and other users. You can download and install Snap Camera on your device for free here . It should work on both Mac and PC, but be sure to test it for yourself to make sure.

ManyCam — With ManyCam you can add text or even emojis to your image as shown below. Alternatively, you can access their virtual backgrounds or even customize your own! So you could upload a picture of your company logo and have that as your background for your next client meeting. One thing to note though, virtual backgrounds require a paid account, but the basic features are free to use. You can download ManyCam here.

CamTwist — This application is only available to Mac users, letting them pick from special effects and filters. They have a lot of pre-loaded options for you to choose from, but if you’re a little more tech-savvy, you can actually create and upload your own custom elements as well. You can download CamTwist for free here. You can also use OBS

Here’s how to work it on World Event Center:

  1. Download the virtual background application you want
  2. Enter the Remo event
  3. Click on the menu button (the 3 parallel horizontal lines in the upper left corner of your screen)
  4. Under ‘Camera’, change the source to the application you downloaded by selecting it from the drop-down menu. If you cannot see your application as an option to select, close, and restart your Chrome browsers

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