Speaking time, hide or blur self view, more noticeable reactions
We show the speaking time in the top left corner for every participant video. It was released as an experiment a while ago, and by now, it has been adopted by the majority of our users, so we have made it available to everyone.
It could be distracting to see yourself talk, so we added an option to either hide your video entirely like in most video apps or blur it (another experiment). You can turn it on in your video call settings in the advanced section.
Below is how it will look if you choose to blur your self view. There are two advantages of using blur instead of hiding entirely: (a) you can quickly check how you look by hovering over your video element (b) you won’t lose all the functionality we display on top of your video.
In addition, everyone will hear a sound notification when someone uses the ”✋ Raise hand” functionality.