June 2, 2020

Issues with current video calling systems:

  • When on mute you lose natural reactions like laughter or gasps of surprise
  • You never know when your video is on someone’s screen (since they may not be on Gallery View, or there may be too many videos to fit), so you can’t tell who can see your body language and whether people are reacting to you.

Features I wish existed:

  • Youtube-like realtime reactions
  • A way of pinning a message that everyone sees when they join
  • A way of pinning up to 6 people’s videos at the top for everyone (e.g. for panel discussions where you want to highlight the panelists but want everyone to feel able to take part in the Q&A)

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