More and more of us are conducting much of our work (and socialising) over video conferencing platforms. But, what's the best etiquette for these meetings? We've put together a guide of some best practice etiquette in a handy guide:

Mute your mic

  • The host can mute and unmute participants.
  • Microphone functions are usually located next to the video function.
  • When speaking please state your name so other participants know who you are.
  • When you are not speaking, you should mute your mic. With groups of more than three people, it is essential etiquette. It is also a good rule no matter the group size if you have children, pets, or frequent unexpected noises in your environment, like street noise.

Use headphones

  • Headphones and a microphone make calls sound better for everyone.
  • Use a quiet space where possible if you have no access to headphones or a microphone.

Appearance on Video

  • You have the option to turn on or off your video. You can do this by navigating to the camera function located next to the microphone.
  • Be presentable, be aware of any background furniture that you might not want on show. Using an app such as “Be My Eyes” could be a helpful tool to use.

Other features

Virtual backgrounds

  • One of Zoom’s more lively features, virtual background allows you to display an image or video as your background. 
  • Ensure your background is appropriate to your meeting.

Remote support

  • A helpful feature that allows you to take control of another participant's screen.

Personal meeting ID

  • Only available for Pro accounts or higher, a personal meeting ID will make your meetings more secure, while also making it easier for your friends and colleagues to connect.

Waiting room

  • A feature that lets you control when participants join a meeting.

In addition to these additional features, the platform offers a host of add-ons and integrations, from adding Zoom to your Google Calendar or Outlook account.

Want to know how to set yourself up on Zoom? Check out this blog from Liam O'Carroll.

Visit this page to read more articles and blogs relating to COVID-19

Be sure to follow us on social media too!

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram