Tool of the month: HideMyFaceTime

Tool of the month: HideMyFaceTime

Firefly HQ

Firefly HQ

If you’re anything like us at Firefly HQ, you’ll spend a lot of time talking to contacts on the phone and in videoconferences. Now that we’re past the age of awkward video chats with clunky low-resolution webcams, the reliability of videoconference technology no longer brings us out in a cold sweat.

But many of us are still stricken with self-consciousness when it comes to video calls; no matter how small the window on your screen, perpetually seeing your own mug on a monitor is some people’s worst nightmares (or a narcissist’s dream come true).

Fortunately, there’s now an app for that. Shy users can now log onto HideMyFaceTime when using Apple’s native video chat app so that their features are obscured by a mysterious black box. We’re just sad this doesn’t extend to other, non-Apple, video calls.

Firefly is hopeful that in time, the black box can be replaced with celebrity faces, bringing a little less mystery and a little more glamour.

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