xpression camera changes face, backgrounds on Zoom calls

Users can appear on Zoom calls in a suit while actually wearing pajamas.

EmbodyMe Inc. has begun free distribution of xpression camera, a virtual camera app imprints the movements of a face and head onto anyone users want while they chat on Zoom, stream on Twitch, or create a YouTube video. The company says xpression camera removes the camera and replaces it with virtual camera software. It works on any platform, including Zoom, Twitch, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet: just select “xpression camera” from the camera settings. Instead of using a physical camera, users can prepare any image or video of a person they want, which will be animated in real-time according to the user’s facial expressions, voice, and body movements.


The Mac version will be distributed to the users registered on the app site waiting list. The Windows version is scheduled to be released in the near future.