Making Zoom Even Easier

By: the Editorial Team.  Updated: September 17, 2021.


Problem description

Now that "Zooming" is a verb, knowing how to make video calls via Zoom is becoming an important life skill. The truth is Zoom is extremely easy to use, which is why it became so popular during COVID. But some people still have difficulties with some aspects.


Here are some Zoom-related solutions which live elsewhere on Tech-enhanced Life.


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This is part of a series of "Problems" and DIY Technology "Solutions" to the challenges faced by older adults, by Frank Engelman. 



Suggested Solutions

Remote Control of the Other Person's Camera for Video Call

Don't you wish you could adjust their camera so they don't move out of the field of view during Zoom calls? Well, you can.


Hands-free Zoom Meeting: Joining Without Using Your Voice

My mom still has a hard time remembering to join the scheduled Zoom Meeting.

Here is a solution that automates the joining of the scheduled Zoom Meeting… no more having to remember to join, no more listening for a notification, or even pushing a button!



Share Photos With Zoom

There is a feature available in Zoom that allows your loved one to select a series of photos to share with you. This is much better than holding physical photos in front of your camera during a Zoom meeting. 


Zoom Meetings on Mom's TV

Although my mom really does enjoy video calls from me on her Echo Show, I have problems getting the rest of my family members interested in Alexa Calling as they are only familiar with Zoom calls. I arranged it so my Mom can Zoom on her big screen TYV. Here is how to do it.


Instant Zoom Popup Meeting

While Zoom is a great free video chatting tool that runs on many platforms, it can be a bit daunting for your loved one when trying to join a Zoom Meeting. Here is a way to have an instant "popup" Zoom meeting, without the other person needing to fuss with an "invite link".



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