Create a Free Animated Avatar to Help Reduce Zoom Fatigue

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been dealing with our fair share of Zoom conference calls for work (and sometimes chats with family, too). And as a result, we’ve also been getting bogged down by more than our fair share of Zoom fatigue. In an age where many of us have suddenly found ourselves working — and doing just about everything else — from home, the anxiety of sitting through yet another conference call on Zoom can be all too real and all too draining.

This explosion of Zoom fatigue is one reason why AI company Loom.ai launched LoomieLive, a program that allows you to create a free avatar. But not only can you design an animated avatar that looks like you — you can also use it as a virtual stand-in when you stream it over your video-conferencing feed. This avatar effectively takes your place in the webcam view that would normally show your face, and there’s a whole host of reasons why you might want to try LoomieLive. Here’s what to know and how to get started with the app.