Option to hide personal video
Option to hide personal video so that you're not looking at your own video when everyone is on video
We usually don't see ourselves in a regular meeting so why do we have to look at ourselves in a digital meeting.
It is probably different for different people. But for me it is distracting and tends to take focus.
Ed Fisher commented
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/zoom-fatigue-four-reasons-video-calls-are-exhausting-and-how-to-prevent-it/ calls out research from Stanford relevant to this.
This feature would be always on for me, I am so tired of seeing myself all the time on the video calls that I started using a credit card to hide my video stream from view.
I love this. It creates a lot of stress and distraction to be looking at oneself in the mirror all the time during a call. And I realize there are so many people touching their hair, forcing a smile...
Guido Appels commented
To be sure: focus-mode will hide personal video but also incoming video from other participants, which is less desirable - I would like to have the option to not see myself on my own screen while still seeing others. It is even more distracting to see yourself sitting in the audience using gallery mode.