1. Audio in screenshare 

Did you know... that you have a choice of sharing the audio in a screenshare? When the selection dialogs comes up for what screen to share, you can choose to also share the audio. This way, you can watch a video on YouTube together or share playing of a Web game. 

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2. Desktop application

Did you know... that Coviu has desktop applications that you can install and run? This is particularly useful if you spend a lot of time in Coviu and don't want to keep your browser open all the time. It also comes with extra perks like remote desktop control.

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3. Remote desktop control

Did you know ... that Coviu has a remote desktop control feature? To give somebody control of your computer, you have to run the Coviu desktop application and request activation of the "remote control" add-on from the Coviu Team. Once activated, you add a screen share of your whole screen. The person wanting remote control can then request it and you can allow it. Your mouse movements are now controlled by both you and your remote peer.

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4. Turning off features

Did you know ... that we can selectively turn off features in your account if you want a simpler interface? Just email us at support@coviu.com with the details and we'll get this sorted for you. 

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5. Video focus

Did you know ... that you can manually select which of your connected peers should get a prominent big display by simply clicking on them? This is particularly useful when you have multiple peers involved in a conversation and one is the dominant speaker such as in a presentation. 

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6. Video snapshot

Did you know ... that you can take snapshots of a video? First you need to share that video as a document camera into the document space. Then you use the toolbar snapshot feature to grab a snapshot. It ends up in your document tray as an additional document. Annotate it there or save it to your device. 

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7. Link sharing in call

Did you know ... that you can share links to web sites in the text chat? They turn into links and your peers can open them in another browser tab simply by clicking on them. 

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8. Security 

Did you know ... that Coviu encrypts not only all traffic between our users and our servers, but also all data exchanged between our users? Most traditional video conferencing systems use unencrypted connections for video calls which can be compromised and inspected by attackers. Coviu uses WebRTC, a novel and secure real time communication standard that is extremely security aware. Coviu even goes beyond this and takes additional measures to ensure your privacy and data security - we really care about keeping you safe on the internet. 

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9. Free guests/customers

 Did you know ... that your guests/customers join your Coviu room without having to register and therefore their usage of Coviu is free for them. Or rather: it is covered by your sign up. All they receive is a URL which takes then straight to the door of your room. They still have to identify and knock to request entry and only room owners can let them in.

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10. Customer privacy 

Did you know ... that in Coviu, your customers and their data are only ever visible to you and their privacy is fully protected? Since your customers meet you at a Coviu room without logging into Coviu, the only people who find out who is participating in a call are the actual participants. Information transferred within the call is not shared with anyone else outside the call unless the room owner requests a recording or data saving. Therefore, your customers privacy is fully protected. 

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11. Sharing files in bulk 

Did you know ... that you can drag and drop files into a call? All you need is drag and drop a set of files from your file browser (Windows explorer, Mac finder etc) onto the shared document space. Yes, you will need to open up at least one document first, but after that you can drag and drop in bulk. They will be shared with the other peers in parallel as bandwidth allows. 

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12. Getting paid 

Did you know ... that Coviu can help you get paid for your consultations? All you need to do is sign up with pin.net.au for your business and join the pin payment pilot and you get charging functionality available in your rooms. Money from your customers will go directly into your bank account and the transactions will be tracked and accounted for by pin.net.au.

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13. Mobile access 

Did you know ... that you and your customers can access your Coviu rooms from mobile and tablet devices? On an iPhone or iPad, you will need to install the Coviu app from the app store. On Android You can use the browser or or Coviu app. Probably the most typical use is for you to join from a desktop or laptop computer and for your customer to join from a mobile device or tablet. You can also share photos and whiteboards from mobile devices.

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14. Whiteboard 

Did you know ... that Coviu provides a shared whiteboard through which you are able to explain and plan things together with your peers or guests/customers? Just click on the "Add +" button and you can add a new whiteboard. You can add as many as you like to your video session. 

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15. Managing a poor connection 

Did you know ... that Coviu has built in features to influence a connection manually? While Coviu by default tries to have the best quality connection for you that's possible under the given connectivity conditions, you are able to influence some of Coviu's reactions to that. You can turn off your video to have the bandwidth focus on audio. You can reset a connection that had gone into a broken state by hitting the reload button next to the hangup button. It will reset the connections without reloading the interface or the documents. 

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