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Virtual Background for Webcams

I am a Mac user & was wondering if "Go-To-Meeting" have an option for adding a different background during Webinars?  ZOOM offers a free Virtual Background feature that allows you to display an image as your background during a Zoom Meeting. You can either upload your own images or use their selection as your virtual background.

 

I recently signed up for "Go-To-Meeting" but can't locate a similar feature anywhere. I would LOVE to have a more professional background for my upcoming webinars.  

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Updated 7/28/20:

We now offer full support of background creation with webcams in GoToMeeting, though this still requires an app download to integrate successfully:  https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/how-do-i-change-my-webcam-background

 

Let us know if it should fail for any reason and we can look into the environmental factors with you.

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Good idea !

 

I have a Logitech webcam for example (which offers it's own desktop software for Windows), that allows for custom avatars and some background effects that can be shown in GoToMeeting broadcasts.

 

It is possible that your own webcam manufacturer offers software that allows you to customize the video feed. 

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Thanks, but I'm a Mac user looking for solutions... this is an already-established feature with competitors.

 

Being new to all this, I can't even locate where I can make a request to "Go-To-Meeting" that they consider offering this service to consumers. I have called in for Live Support but those representatives don't seem interested in my suggestion or providing me with any options to make a request. 

 

This is why I'm reaching out to the community for suggestions/assistance.  Thanks!

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Virtual background like ZOOM

Hello, do you plan to offer Virual Backgrounds such as those on ZOOM? Thank you.

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Great Idea, I too am looking for such a feature.. Its a shame they are not listening and being competitive.
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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Agree with this feature being a must.

As companies have moved to remote work at home, this would be a tremendous bonus.

When will this feature be available? 

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GoToMetting - WebCam (MackBook) - blurry or Virtual Background

Hi, 

I am using MacBook, and I would like to use my webcam during the meeting session, how can I do it, but blurrying the background or using virtual background software, or any other way. 

Thanks.

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

I completely agree! This is a big downside of this platform. Most other platforms our clients use have some sort of way to manipulate the background. Its very distracting working from home when we can see other people in the household walking by. Will this capability be available sooner than later?

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Hi all,

While we are still considering development of this feature, some users have had success using SnapCam app to integrate with their web camera during GoTo broadcasts.

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Re: Virtual Background for Webinars

Many of my buddies and I agree.  GTM is not being competitive and not listening.  Even their name is BORING!  Everyone who wants another meeting please raise your hand!  Really?  I dropped Zoom like a bad habit and will never use their service again.  WebEx has a user interface from hell and GTM has an opportunity to move forward in this stay-at-home environment.  Blurred and Virtual Background, Photos (without LABS) would be a start.  I doubt that they really care about the user community as this is how most companies avoid dealing directly with their paying customers.