Cisco’s Webex has tried to overtake the popular features of some of its younger competitors revealed virtual backgrounds for his video conferences. Users can apply a “blur effect” to mask or replace their background with one of Webex’s preset background images.
Zoom, today’s most popular video conferencing app, and rivals from Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, all allow users to upload their own custom images for background display.
Webex is one of the oldest video conferencing players. It was established in 1995 and acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $ 3.2 billion. Mainly used as a business application, it focuses on businesses rather than personal customers, but has increased the features available on the freemium version during the current increase in demand for remote meetings.
In recent weeks, Google and Microsoft have started catching up with Zoom; Microsoft has expanded its Teams app to 75 million daily active users, the company said in April. And Google said Meet recently surpassed 100 million daily meeting attendees.
Like its rivals, Webex has seen a surge in use during the coronavirus pandemic with more people working from home and schools. The company said In April, it tripled its average number from meeting minutes to 25 billion.