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How to share your screen on Zoom in 2 different ways on a computer or mobile device

You can easily share your screen on Zoom during a group meeting using the desktop or mobile app. You can share a screen before you have joined a call from the app homepage, or choose to begin sharing at any time during a live call. The process looks slightly different on each app, and the desktop version offers more options for screen sharing — including options to annotate and use a whiteboard. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As more and more meetings become remote, it m...
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How to add new skills to your Alexa-enabled device in 3 different ways

You can add skills to Alexa using the Alexa mobile app, the Amazon site on your computer, or even by voice command to the Alexa-enabled device. Alexa can be taught skills like controlling the lights in your home to playing a certain genre of music to playing a game, and more. Alexa can learn thousands of different skills that can customize your use of a device, leading to more efficiency, accuracy, and enjoyment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What would happen if you sa...
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How to stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically on your PC or Mac computer

You can stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically on your computer in a few different ways, depending on whether you're using a PC or Mac. On a PC, you can stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically by editing your registry, startup apps, and sign in settings. To stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically on a Mac, you just need to right-click its icon in your dock. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. Microsoft Edge isn't the most popular browser around, but has its own s...
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How to open Google Hangouts in Gmail to connect with others over text, video, or voice call

You can easily open Google Hangouts in Gmail to chat with friends over text, video, or voice call. If the person you're trying to reach is not on Hangouts, an invite will be sent to the contact asking them to join you on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Hangouts allows you to video chat, voice call and text chat with your friends for free.  Group chats can accommodate up to 150 people; and video calls can connect up to 25 people.  You can also send ph...
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How to block a website on Mozilla Firefox using a third-party extension

You can easily block a website on Firefox by using a Block Site extension. After downloading the third-party extension, you can add websites to a blocked list in Firefox's "Add-Ons" menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can easily block websites on Firefox — but you'll need to download an extension first. To begin, download the Block Site desktop extension from the Mozilla website.  Then, you can access your settings and add blocked websites to the "Add-ons" section o...
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How to change your gender on Facebook to better represent yourself on the platform

You can easily change your gender on Facebook to the classification that best fits you. On top of the male and female options, Facebook also has a custom alternative which you can modify according to your own preferences. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everyone changes as they grow older. Sometimes a person's gender might change, too — in which case, you probably want to have your new identity reflected on social media as well. Fortunately, Facebook allows its users to c...
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How to use Google Drive with Slack by connecting your accounts to send files

To use Google Drive with Slack, you first need to connect the app to Slack or access your Google Drive account in your browser. With Slack's growing reputation as an online work-sharing tool, it makes sense to connect it with Google Drive, a file-sharing tool. The easiest way to connect Google Drive and Slack is to add a Google Drive link to a message, then follow the prompts to connect them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Slack has quickly become a preferred tool for wo...
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How to send videos on Discord using your computer

You can send videos on Discord easily, as long as they're an appropriate file size. When you send videos on Discord, they are automatically embedded into the chat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Video links sent on Discord, like from YouTube, will automatically embed when you send them.  You can also send video files in Discord, as long as it's the appropriate file type, and small enough file size. With a basic Discord account you can send files up to 8 MB in size; with ...
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How to upgrade your Zoom account from a basic plan to host larger group meetings and more

It's easy to upgrade your Zoom account from the basic plan, which is free but has certain limitations. To upgrade your account to the pro, business, or enterprise level, you have to do so in the browser on your computer. Upgrading from the free version allows you to host group conferences for more than 40 minutes and can increase the total number of allowed participants. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Paying for a monthly or yearly Zoom subscription gives you advantages ...
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How to add Zoom to your Outlook account to video conference with your contacts

You can easily add Zoom to your Outlook email account in just a few simple steps. Zoom is a popular video-conferencing app used by many companies and organizations worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With more and more people around the world transitioning into working from home, you might have heard about a nifty video conferencing app called Zoom. Zoom allows you to chat with others remotely via video, telephone, and text chatting. Many organizations use Zoom to ...
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How to change your profile's color on Skype in 5 simple steps

You can easily change your profile color on Skype to customize the look of your account.  When you change a profile's color on Skype, it will either change the color of your own display or the background of your messages sent to others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Like most other social communication programs, Skype allows you to individualize your profile in many ways. There are options for changing how your outgoing messages appear, how your incoming messages appear...
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How to automatically record meetings on Zoom using your computer

You can automatically record meetings on Zoom by changing your settings. You can only automatically record a Zoom call if you are the person hosting the call. You can turn on the "Recording consent" feature to let others know when you are recording. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can easily turn on the "Automatic Record" feature in your Zoom settings online, and begin recording your Zoom calls.  Like other Zoom actions, such as the ability to mute and unmute particip...
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How to delete your Zoom account in 5 simple steps

It's easy to delete your Zoom account, but you can only make this change on your computer. Once you log on to the Zoom website, navigate to the "Account Management" section where you can make changes to your profile. You'll find the "Terminate My Account" option there. You may wish to delete your Zoom account if you are no longer using the service or if you created a new profile with a different company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's easy to delete your Zoom accoun...
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How to mute yourself and others on Zoom using the desktop or mobile app

It's easy to mute yourself and others on Zoom, though the process looks a bit different on the desktop and mobile apps. If you are the meeting host, you can mute any participants. You may wish to mute yourself or another caller especially if you are in a large group meeting. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Especially if you are in a large group meeting, you may wish to mute yourself or others on Zoom. With the various options on both the desktop and mobile app, you can cho...
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How to backup your Google Chrome bookmarks in 2 ways, so you never lose track of your favorite sites

You can backup your bookmarks in Google Chrome in two ways: through account syncing, and through an HTML file. All your Google Chrome bookmarks are synced to your Google account, so you can load them onto any other computer that's running Google Chrome. You can also use Chrome's Bookmark Manager to save an HTML file for your bookmarks, which can be opened in most browsers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can tell a lot about a person by the websites they visit most. Th...
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How to change your default search engine in Google Chrome, and switch between Google, Bing, and more

You can change your default search engine in Google Chrome by heading to your Settings menu. In that menu, you can change Google Chrome's default search engine from Google to Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, and more. Both the Google Chrome desktop app and mobile app allow you to change your default search engine at any time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google might seem like the natural choice for a default search engine in Google Chrome. But like a Windows user with an iPhon...
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How to delete photos from your Google Hangouts profile in 4 simple steps

You can easily delete photos from Google Hangouts, but note that the other people in your group may still have access to them. Google Hangouts allows you to share your photos with friends in the same group. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you open a Google Hangouts with friends, you can share photos with each other using the platform.  All of the photos and videos that you share will be available in the Google album archive. From here, you can download and delete ph...
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How to snooze and unsnooze your notifications in Slack, so you're not overwhelmed by alerts

You can snooze and unsnooze notifications on Slack through the "Do Not Disturb" menu. Both the desktop and mobile versions of Slack have a bell icon that can be used to snooze and unsnooze notifications. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Slack is a chat program that can be immensely convenient to workers in a large office, or who are working far away from each other — for example, if they're working from home. However, as fast-paced as Slack can be, it can also become overwh...
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How to change your personal Meeting ID in Zoom to make it easier for others to join your meetings

You can easily change your personal Meeting ID in your Zoom settings online. However, you can only make this change if you are a paying subscriber. Your personal Meeting ID is a unique ID for meetings you host. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom automatically assigns you a personal Meeting ID — but you may want to change this random assignment to a more recognizable set of numbers. To make the change, you'll have to head to your account settings on the Zoom website. Cha...
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How to create a Slack channel on a computer or mobile device

Approved users can create a Slack channel with just a few clicks or taps on a computer or mobile device. You will not have the option to create a Slack channel, however, if your administrator has not given you the proper permissions. Here's what you'd need to do to create a Slack channel using the desktop or mobile version of the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For many, creating a Slack channel is an easy task. You can create public or private channels, and in...
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How to update the Zoom app on your computer in 3 easy steps

You can easily update the Zoom app on your desktop, or check to see if you are due for an update. To do so, you'll have to access your profile menu in the top-right corner of your screen. A pop-up will inform you if you are up-to-date, and if not Zoom will automatically begin the latest version download. You'll want to make sure you are using the latest version of Zoom to avoid any issues with your video conferences, especially if you use the app frequently. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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How to schedule a Zoom meeting so you can organize your work calendar in advance

You can easily schedule Zoom meetings in advance on your computer or mobile device. On your desktop, you can choose to schedule a future event on the Zoom website or desktop app. You can also schedule meetings in the Zoom mobile app for iPhone and Android devices. Scheduling meetings is helpful so you can organize your work calendar in advance and keep track of recurring events. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While it's easy to start a Zoom meeting on the spot, it's also...
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How to use Zoom on your computer or mobile device — a quick guide for video meeting basics

You can use Zoom to participate in or host video meetings on your computer or mobile device. Zoom is a video conferencing service used by companies and universities for remote communication. The service is similar to competitors such as  Google Hangout, BlueJeans, and Skype. Its basic functions include the ability to chat and call individual contacts, as well as schedule meetings for future events. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether it's your Friday team check-in or ...
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You don't need a Google account to join a Google Hangout, as long as you have a G Suite invitation — here's what you need to know

You don't need to have a Google account to join a Hangout meeting, but you would need an invitation to participate. Specifically, the user who invites you needs to have a G Suite account in order to access the feature that allows non-Google users to join a meeting as a guest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hangouts is a Google platform for chatting with people, but you don't necessarily have to have a Google account to use it.  For the most part, you'll need a Google acc...
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How to assign tasks in Slack through a third-party assignment app

You can assign tasks in Slack by installing third-party assignment apps such as Asana to the platform.  Note that you may not have the permissions to assign tasks in Slack if you aren't the workspace owner or an administrator. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While you don't have the option to create and assign tasks within Slack itself, you can integrate Slack with your company's task-tracker of choice by installing the app version of that program in your workspace. For ...
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How to add people on Discord by sending them an invitation link

You can easily add people on a Discord server by sending them a link to join. You may wish to set the invite link to never expire; otherwise, the link would automatically expire in 24 hours under the default setting. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building out a Discord server means inviting people to join the conversation. If you've just created a server, or you want to extend an invite to new friends, you will need to get the invite link so people can be added to the s...
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How to unblock someone on Discord and start chatting with them again

You can unblock someone on Discord in two ways, both of which should only take a few clicks. When you unblock someone on Discord, you'll be able to read their messages again in any server you share, as well as direct message them. You can block a user you've unblocked again at any time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Blocking someone on Discord prevents them from sending you direct messages, and also prevents you from seeing messages they send in servers you share. While ...
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How to find someone on Slack on a computer or mobile device

You can easily find someone Slack to direct message them if you know the contact's name. If you don't know your potential contacts' names, you'll need to use the regular search bar to type in phrases they've said or work titles that are associated with them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Finding people on Slack can be daunting if your workspace consists of hundreds of people, or you're just new to the company.  But if you know the name of the person you're looking for, t...
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How to italicize text in Google Hangouts and use other formatting options

You can italicize text in Google Hangouts in the desktop version on your Mac or PC. If you use the classic version of Google Hangouts, you can create italicized, bold, or underlined text using keyboard shortcuts. Google's new platforms, Google Hangouts Chat and Meet allow for text formatting using simple symbols as well, such as asterisks for bold writing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you're not speaking to someone face to face (even if that's via video) or over t...
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How to search in Slack for relevant messages and files on your computer or mobile device

You can easily search Slack messages and files using platform's search bar. On the desktop version of Slack, you also have the option to refine your search with advanced search filters, in addition to including keyboard commands in your query. Here's how to use the powerful search feature in Slack, whether you're on the desktop or mobile version of the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Not being able to find what you're looking for is frustrating, whether you've m...
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