Check out these underrated FREE features in Zoom Workplace: Zoom Clips and Zoom Whiteboards.

The pandemic ushered in the popularity of the Zoom app for remote meetings and collaboration. The average user uses it for one of the following:

  • Set up or join a scheduled meeting/webinar.
  • Take polls/surveys
  • Synchronizes the app with their calendars/scheduler so that a Zoom link is automatically generated and attached to a meeting invite
  • Utilizes the Zoom AI Companion to record and generate meeting summary
  • Leverages Zoom Apps to enhance the meeting/webinar experience for participants

In the past year, they have integrated more features for free. Two features we would like to highlight are Zoom Clips and Zoom Whiteboards.

Zoom Clips

Zoom Clips lets users record, edit, and share high-fidelity short-form video messages internally and externally. The feature includes easy video recording, screen recording, virtual backgrounds, noise suppression, and video analytics.

For small businesses that hold virtual events on Zoom and have Cloud recordings enabled, you can edit your recordings within Zoom without downloading the full video for editing in another third-party app.

Communicating without needing real-time meetings is a game-changer for small businesses. Like Loom, small businesses can use Zoom Clips, and team members can provide status updates, deliver training, and more.

Check out this video where we show a short demo on how to leverage Zoom clips

Zoom Whiteboards

Zoom's whiteboard feature is a versatile tool for collaboration and brainstorming in virtual meetings. One of the creative ways to use this feature is by creating mind maps, which are visual diagrams representing ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central concept.

Here's a quick guide on how to use Zoom whiteboards to create mind maps:

1. Open a new whiteboard in the Zoom web portal or desktop client. 

2. In the toolbar on the left side of the screen, click on the 'More Tools' icon and select 'Mind Map'. You can choose between a horizontal or vertical layout for your mind map.

3. Click on the area of the whiteboard where you want to place the mind map's origin. Double-click the origin to add text, and use the format menu to style your text with options like bold, underline, italics, or strikethrough.

4. You can add parent, child, and subsidiary elements to your mind map. These elements can be colour-coded, and you can tidy up the mind map, which restores it to the default width and organizes the elements neatly.

5. Once your mind mapping session is complete, you can save the whiteboard for future reference.

Integrating these features into the Zoom platform means that small businesses don't have to invest in additional tools or software. They can utilize their existing Zoom accounts to access these features, ensuring a low barrier to entry and a high return on investment.

Visit the official Zoom website for more information on how to get started with them.