Fake a Zoom fail to escape endless meetings


Ever wished for an epic Zoom fail to get you out of an online meeting? Something like, “What’s that noise?” or “I can’t really hear you…” or “Sounds like your baby needs you.” Well, your wish has been granted.

Zoom Escaper is a free web app that allows you to sabotage your Zoom audio with excessive echo or a (fake) bad connection, or by adding sound effects of an upset baby, a man weeping, construction sounds, or dogs barking. Because it’s a web app, you don’t need to download Zoom Escaper, but you will need to download a free virtual audio cable to hook into Zoom.

The instructions are on the website, and it sounds harder to hook up than it really is. Live out your Zoom fail fantasy… or just have some fun with it. I’m just guessing here, but I don’t think everyone is going to think this is as fun or as funny as I think it is.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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