At this stage of the pandemic, Zoom calls have lost almost all of their original novelty appeal. But thanks to a new tool called Zoom Escaper, it’s now easier than ever to drop out of a video call without having to come up with an excuse.
As per the website, Zoom Escaper is designed to “help you escape Zoom meetings and other video conferencing scenarios. It allows you to self-sabotage your audio stream, making your presence unbearable to others”.
By following a few simple steps, users can apply interference to their own audio feed, such as echo or connection choppiness. Beyond these more traditional effects, the tool can also feed the sound of an upset baby, crying man or barking dog through the user’s microphone. It can even simulate the sound of urination.