World leaders these past few weeks have introduced stricter measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in their countries as the rise of infections - more than 342 000 people - causes global panic.
The pandemic has killed nearly 15 000 people to date, consequently, prompting local authorities to introduce stricter restriction as the country’s infection rate surged by more than 47 percent over the past three days.
A number of businesses across the globe according to IT- Online have implemented measures that would see staff working from home meaning more people are now using remote working tools that included FaceTime, Zoom and Google Hangouts for communication.
A Gartner survey of 800 global HR executives shows 88 percent of organisations globally have encouraged their workforce to work from home, regardless of whether or not they showed coronavirus-related symptoms.
Nearly all organisations (97%) have cancelled work-related travel, a more than an 80% increase since 3 March, added the IT industry news website.
The new remote workers who do not have the proper hang of remote working took to social media channels to beg Zoom for filters that make them a little more polished during video meetings, and the most popular request: a makeup filter, reported Allure.
"Is there a Snapchat-like filter on Zoom that airbrushes your face, puts makeup on you, fixes your hair and outfits you with a nice shirt so that you don't look like a scrub in a last-minute video conference?" one Twitter user wrote. It's a sentiment echoed by many. "Can someone invent a filter for @zoom_us that makes it look like I put on makeup?" another asked. Students who are finishing courses online would like a makeup filter too, with one writing, "Zoom better have a beauty filter because i’m not putting makeup on every day to sit on my computer for school."
Check out those and other tweets imploring Zoom for a little glamour:
Is there a Snapchat-like filter on Zoom that airbrushes your face, puts makeup on you, fixes your hair and outfits you with a nice shirt so that you don't look like a scrub in a last-minute video conference?
— espnini (@espnini) March 18, 2020
— Bieze (@Bieze) March 16, 2020
New Zoom users may not have been aware that while the widely used app doesn't have filters as dramatic as the ones on Instagram that add lashes and lipstick or totally change the contours of your face, but it does actually have a way to subtly smooth out your skin during video meetings wrote long time remote workers cautioning the newcomers.
Zoom has a “touch up my appearance” filter which has replaced my use of makeup.— Melissa Morris Ivone (@OperationNICE) March 13, 2020
In addition to this I have a “home office drawer” with dry shampoo, cream blusher and mini mascara for the 5 mins before a Skype. Sometimes I have partaken in video calls in just pants and top. I am in no way ashamed. https://t.co/f90lxqDSXM— Halina Rifai (@halina1979) March 10, 2020
I was today years old when I realized zoom has a filter to make you look better, so I just don’t wear makeup anymore— Tiffany Ten (@tiffanyten) March 18, 2020