How to Create a MetaMask AR Filter for Zoom Calls
If you’ve ever interacted with Ethereum or Web3, you will have likely used the MetaMask browser extension (and now mobile application). MetaMask is a crypto wallet and gateway to the decentralized web, and the fox head is what famously greets you, following your cursor.
Maybe one day you were in a meeting and thought to yourself, what if I could “automagically” add the MetaMask fox as an overlay to my Zoom video? You’ve come to the right place.
- Download & Install “Snap Camera”
- Open “Snap Camera” and Search for the MetaMask “Lenses” Extension by Ethan Wessel
- Join a meeting with the Software of your choice (Showing for Zoom)
- In settings, change the Video input to “Snap Camera”
- Have fun!
Download and Install “Snap Camera”
Snap Camera is a desktop application that “brings the magic of Lenses to your live streams.”
Follow instructions by providing your email address and consenting to their license agreement. Once downloaded, the installation process is straightforward to click through.
Install “Metamask” by Ethan Wessel
Launch your Snap Camera application once installed. If you need to set up your camera, you can go to settings on the top right and pick your camera output. (I am using my laptop’s integrated camera).
In the “Search Lenses” bar you can type in “Metamask” or “Ethan Wessel” and you should find the extension!
When you click on it, the overlay should automatically be applied.
For easy access, I suggest clicking the top left “star” icon of the MetaMask filter so you can favorite it and it can be available easily on the left tray.
Setting up on Zoom
Open your Zoom call as normal.
If your snap camera software is running, your normal video will not work! You will need to switch your video feed to use “Snap Camera”. You can do this through settings or directly from the arrow button interface.
If you want to switch back to your normal video, you can either remove the Snap Camera filter by clicking on the icon, or close the “Snap Camera” application and switch back to your default video input.
For other virtual meeting applications, you should be able to select the “Snap Camera” from the settings menu in the Video area. Every application is different, but this application should override the input.
Spread the MetaMask cheer! Happy Holidays!