The biggest social progress we’ve had since Covid isn’t just not kissing our colleagues who have bad breath in the morning. It’s also the possibility of working remotely.
But remote work means mandatory video conferences. It’s annoying, but it reassures bosses who can make sure you’re chained to your desk at home, and not working on a beach in Martinique.
However, online meetings are super boring and most of the time, they’re useless. There’s already email, Slack, or even quick phone calls that are much more effective. What I’m proposing today is a tool for Windows that will allow you to escape from these meetings more quickly without looking like the laziest, rudest person in the room.
It’s called AutoLeaveMeeting and as the name suggests, it allows you to automatically leave when the meeting ends. The tool monitors whether sound is coming from Zoom, Teams, Skype, Webex Meetings, etc. And as soon as no one is talking or there’s a big silence, BAM, it kills the video conferencing program.
Of course, you can adjust the acceptable silence delay before the program automatically closes.
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