How to Mirror My Video in Zoom

Zoom is how many teams conduct virtual meetings. For some people, however, watching themselves in the preview screen in a Zoom call is disorienting. Primarily, because the image isn’t mirrored.

How to Mirror My Video in Zoom

If you’re wondering how to fix this and mirror your video, you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know and why you should mirror your video in the first place. We’ll also answer some burning questions related to the topic.

How to Mirror Your Image in Zoom on a PC

If you’re using the Zoom client on your favorite browser, you can mirror your image through the settings. Even if others don’t see the mirrored image, you might find it jarring. Here are the steps for mirroring your Zoom image on the web client.

  1. Open the Zoom client on your browser.
  2. Click on your avatar.
  3. Select “Settings.”
  4. When the small window pops up, select “Video” on the left sidebar.
  5. To the right, you’ll see a variety of options, including “Mirror My Video.”
  6. Check the box beside “Mirror My Video.”
  7. Now you can close the window and your image will be mirrored.

By default, all Zoom videos are mirrored. This makes you look more natural when compared to an unmirrored image. Turning the option on will allow you to perceive yourself as others perceive you.

Of course, there are times when you’d want to turn mirroring off. We’ll get into that later.

How to Mirror Your Image in Zoom Using the iPhone

For those who prefer to use the Zoom app on their mobile devices, fret not. You can also mirror your image from the app. Keep in mind that if you switch to the web client, the settings might not be the same.

Here’s how you mirror your image on iOS:

  1. Open Zoom on your Apple device.
  2. Tap “Settings” on the bottom right corner if you’re logged in, the top left if you’re not.
  3. From there, select “Meetings” from the menu.
  4. Scroll down and find the “Mirror My Video” option.
  5. Enable the switch and make it green.
  6. Your video should now be mirrored.

How to Mirror Your Image in Zoom Using an Android Device

As the Android version has a different look to the interface, we’ll include the instructions here as well.

  1. Open Zoom on your Android device.
  2. Tap “Settings” on the bottom right corner if you’re logged in, the top left if you’re not.
  3. From there, select “Meeting” from the menu.
  4. Scroll down and find the “Mirror My Video” option.
  5. Enable the switch and make it green.
  6. Your video should now be mirrored.

Whether you’re using a phone or tablet, the process is the same. Of course, it depends on your operating system. After all, as we described, the interface is slightly different.

FAQs

Will others see the mirrored image?

No, they won’t. You’re the only one that can see the mirrored image. There also aren’t any settings to let them see your mirrored image.

The unmirrored image is what they’ll be seeing since it makes more sense to see you that way. The mirrored image is there only for your benefit.

Is there any way to mirror my video for others?

Not within Zoom. Sadly, Zoom doesn’t have a feature for broadcasting your mirrored video to others in the meeting. However, this isn’t the end of the world.

The solution is to use third-party software. These types of software can flip your video feed. It will require some setting up, but after that, you should be able to broadcast the mirrored view to others.

The usual suspects are virtual webcams. These will have to be linked to Zoom manually through the settings. The good news is, once you set things up, Zoom should be able to detect virtual webcams.

In your settings, you should be able to find the virtual webcam in the Video settings. It will be located in the Camera drop-down menu. The menu usually contains a real camera, but after setting up a virtual webcam, it will appear among the options.

If you think it’s too complicated, don’t worry. Dance instructors and athletes have a low-tech option. Simply go to a room with wall mirrors and point your camera at the mirror.

After pointing the camera at the mirror, you can check if the mirroring setting works. The dance instructors that use this method find it to be effective. They still want this to be a native feature of Zoom regardless.

Can I mirror in Zoom while a meeting is happening?

Yes, you can do that. You don’t have to end a meeting just to un-mirror your video or turn it on. Simply head to the settings during a meeting and locate the option to mirror your video. It shouldn’t take much time for the change to take effect.

Take a Look at These Notes

Mirroring your video on Zoom is great to look natural to yourself. You look a lot more natural, even if the text will now appear backward. That’s when you turn it off to prevent confusing yourself.

Is the mirroring option turned on for your Zoom? Do you like this feature during meetings? Let us know in the comments section below.

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