When to turn off camera for virtual meeting
Remote communication is nothing new. Video calls are excellent for many things, including screen sharing and detecting nonverbal clues. But that doesn't mean we have to look each other in the eye all the time.
Turning off your camera and going face-mute are also acceptable options, particularly in some situations.
1. Better video at any resolution
I frequently eat while on calls when I have a lot of back-to-back meetings on a given day. I turn off audio and video to prevent the meeting from devolving into a mukbang session.
2. Lossless zoom
Not every section of every meeting I attend is pertinent to me. I check Slack during conversations when people are talking about topics that don't directly affect me. I don't face-mute to disguise my multitasking because it saves me time, but if I had my video on, it would be obvious to others that I was doing something else and would be bothersome.
3. Beyond video calls
Give yourself a break if no one will see you anyhow so that you won't have to worry about their noticing how oddly you itched your ear.
How to facilitate you turn off the camera
Enfokus, offers an all-in-one invisible conference camera to make it easier for you to turn off the camera during meetings. When you want to turn off the camera, it gives you cover and incredibly clear audio to simulate a real face-to-face conversation.