Cisco’s Webex Video Conferencing has introduced virtual backgrounds for its videoconferences. With the growing demand amid the coronavirus crisis, popular features have been put into implementation by many apps including Cisco, Microsoft, Zoom, and Google. Cisco gave an option to users that they can apply a “blur” effect to replace with any of the Webex’s preset background images.
Cisco has stated that Webex has seen a sharp increase in usage during the coronavirus pandemic. This is due to the increase in people who have been working from home and also schooling at home. The company announced that its average number of meeting minutes was triple to 25 billion in April this year.
Webex was founded in 1995 and acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $3.2 billion. This oldest videoconferencing app is primarily used as a business application and has a focus on companies. Later it shifted operations towards customer’s interests. In the process, it has increased the features on free version and has been seen t o the fullest during the ongoing pandemic.