In case you needed another reminder to check your camera settings before entering a video meeting, a lawyer in Texas failed to check his video feed before a Zoom hearing with a judge and ended up appearing as a cat. The clip became a viral sensation yesterday and the phrase “I am not a cat” trended on multiple platforms.
One of the first instances of an accidental Zoom filter took place back in March. During a meeting, a manager found himself stuck as a potato and could not switch away from the filter.
Be sure to check your video feed and camera in the settings of whatever platform you use and avoid having your children jump on your computer immediately before a meeting.
UPDATE: And it just happened again. Seriously– check your settings, people.