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heidikaybegay
Listener

I need help removing some background effects through my own Zoom window. While on a call, Zoom will push out some special effects such as: fireworks, balloons, thumbs up, etc. even when I don't prompt it necessarily. It is triggered by my hand gestures when I speak with my hands. I've looked through the option of "Virtual Backgrounds" and I don't see any button to toggle on/off this feature. I want to remove it, because in more formal settings it's a bit of a distraction. PS -- It's not either the "original" emoji option with the thumbs up and the other emoji characters. This is something that happens in the background behind my image. 

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evanratt
Attendee | Zoom Employee
Attendee | Zoom Employee

Hi @heidikaybegay! If you have account owner or admin privelages you can disable (or enable) gesture recognition features 👍👏🙋‍ Here are instructions on how to do so: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/5494877566733

Thanks for using Zoom!

bstrelko
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Per the user, "It's not either the "original" emoji option with the thumbs up and the other emoji characters. This is something that happens in the background behind my image. "

These are not Zoom's gesture recognition features.

bstrelko
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Are you running MacOS Sonoma, by any chance? If so, these reactions are enabled by default on the camera before it is piped into Zoom or any other conferencing platform: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212950

 

To disable these, please reference the following steps: https://appleinsider.com/inside/ios-17/tips/how-to-turn-off-facetime-video-reactions-in-ios-17-and-m...

MafaldaRicee
Listener

To disable the automatic background effects in Zoom, go to Settings > Video > Meetings, and uncheck "Touch Up My Appearance." This should prevent background effects triggered by hand gestures during your calls. While searching for a research paper for sale, I stumbled upon this link which led me to a reliable source for academic assistance. It's evident that this platform understands the needs of students seeking quality research papers. find out here the user-friendly interface and comprehensive services that make it easy to navigate and find the right solution. I've already recommended it to my peers who were also looking for academic support. The availability of well-crafted papers and the user testimonials reassure me that I've made the right choice by referring others to this reputable site.