Just a year ago, with the arrival of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and the consequent confinement of citizens, Zoom was going from being a perfect stranger among the general public to becoming the alternative to establish communication with family and friends from the distance, in addition to increasing its use in companies by not being able to hold face-to-face meetings.
We already know the rest of the history of Zoom throughout these twelve long and hard months, being one of the tools commonly used when conducting videoconferencing sessions.
From the author of Zoom Deleter comes another self-sabotage tool
Coupled with its continuous use during this period of time, the concept of zoom fatigue also appeared, which is described as a new type of fatigue motivated because the affected person spends hours and hours in front of the screen, looking at a window in it. , generally in a bored attitude.
Well, Sam Lavigne, a software developer known for creating self-sabotage tools, now comes with Zoom Escaper, a web tool for Chrome that allows the interested person to choose the reproduction of one of the sounds available as interference, which may serve as an excuse to slip out of the active session you are in.
To use Zoom Escaper it is also necessary to download the free VB-Cable audio application (for Windows and Mac), which allows the transfer of audio between applications, and instruct Zoom to carry the input audio through it.
Once done, you can only play with the available effects, among which are the barking of a dog, a construction site, an echo and a few more, some more realistic than others.
Of course, you must choose a convincing sound that serves as interference, since it is useless to choose the cry of a baby if the audience can know that the person who wants to escape does not have a small child.
The only bad thing about this tool is that the interested person will not be able to hear the interference sound effects that it is applying on their own voice, although they can always resort to using it with any colleague.
The web offers the necessary steps to use it, and even offers a link to a video tutorial available on YouTube as an additional help. Whoever can think of more capabilities for this tool also has access to the source code with which they can create their own versions.