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How to Freeze Your Screen / Camera in Google Meet

How to Freeze Your Screen / Camera in Google Meet

Freeze your screen to do whatever you want behind the scenes!

Want to prank people by freezing your screen in a Google Meet video meeting and making them think it’s a network problem when it’s really you? Or you need to step back, or do something else for a moment, and don’t want the other people in the meeting to know? Freezing your screen will do it! And no one would have suspected it was you all this time unless you told them, of course. After all, no one has control over their internet connection.

All you need to freeze screen in Google Meet is a simple Chrome extension. Open the Chrome web store and search for “Visual Effects for Google Meet”. Or you can also click here. Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button to install the extension on your browser.

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A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click on the ‘Add Extension’ button.

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The extension will be ready to use for your future Google Meet meetings. If you are already in the meeting, please reload the page for the extension to work. You must join the meeting afterward. But the extension will start working.

The Visual Effects Extension for Google Meet has lots of fun features like green screen, inverse, pixelate, etc. And one of them is the ‘Freeze’ effect.

The extension toolbar will appear on the left of the meeting window. It will be a blank white toolbar until you go there and then, it will expand to the screen.

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Scroll down and find the option for ‘Freeze’ and click on the checkbox to select it. Your screen will freeze in an instant. Click on the checkbox again to deselect the effect and unfreeze your screen.

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Freezing your screen can come in really handy in a meeting, whether you’re just looking for a simple joke, or you really need to get away from the screen but no one else can find out. Just get the extension, and you’re good to go! No one will have an inkling of what’s going on behind the scenes.

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