Zoom Launches ‘Focus Mode’ Feature to Allow Students to Stay Attentive

We have seen the success of Zoom, a video conferencing app, as it gained immense popularity among students and in office spaces, during a pandemic. The company has successfully converted this challenge into an opportunity to become one of the most popular video-conferencing apps surpassing Skype.   

Recently, the California-based launched a new feature that enables the host to see other people’s videos and shared screens. The company calls this new feature ‘Focus Mode.’   

With this new feature, Zoom aims to help students and teachers to remain “focused” or aware and alert during their classes online.  

Once enabled, this feature will allow the host to access the videos of all participants. But, the best part, this will not become a cause of distraction for others present in the meeting. The feature will give access to the host and the co-host of a particular meeting.   

In a press release, Zoom stated, ‘Focus mode is designed with the digital learning environment in mind, or work on their tasks while under supervision, without being distracted by others and their tasks.  

This feature will not allow the members present at the meeting to see each other, only the host and co-host will be able to view everyone individually.   

How can you enable the ‘Focus Mode’ in Zoom calling app?  

Follow the steps given below:  

Step 1: Open Zoom App  

Step 2: Start meeting as a host  

Step 3: Click on More on the toolbar  

Step 4: Click on ‘Start Focus Mode’. Press ‘Confirm’  

Step 5: Press ‘Don’t ask me again  

Once “Focus Mode” has been enabled all the participants including the host will receive a notification.   

This new feature is available for all users having a free and licensed subscription. Users just have to enable it for their account from the Zoom web portal.  

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