Pumble Video Conferencing: How It’s Changing the Way We Work

Video conferencing saved employers a lot of money, as it enabled them to remove significant expenses such as office rent, utilities, supplies, and food. It also made hiring new people easier because it completely eliminated constraints such as lack of office room or location convenience.

On the other side, it allowed employees to stay connected to their colleagues without going into the office and spending money on transportation or food. Overall, it significantly decreased or even removed travel expenses.

Video conferencing software such as Pumble creates a much more collaborative meeting culture. But it also offers so much more, as it is a building block for the foundations that enable today’s digital workforce. 

Video meetings allow teams to maintain human connections, no matter where they physically are. This improves their ability to work with people worldwide and speeds up decision-making.

What is Pumble

Pumble is a free team messaging app that allows teams of all sizes to collaborate. Unlike other team chat apps, it offers:

  • Unlimited users,
  • Unlimited chat history,
  • User and workspace administration tools, and
  • 24/7 web support.

Pumble is available on all devices, having iOS and Android mobile apps, desktop app, and web browser app. You can use it as a team communication and collaboration app where you can organize video meetings with your team.

Before we dive deeper into video conferencing in Pumble, let’s see what else Pumble has to offer.


In channels, your team collaborates by sharing messages, files, polls, etc. A channel can be: 

  • Public, which means that it’s open and every member of your workspace can join the discussion, or 
  • Private, which means members need to be invited.
Conversation in a Pumble channel
Conversation in a Pumble channel

Whether you’re launching a new website, designing, tracking sales, or planning the next team party, a dedicated channel is the perfect place to organize tasks, make decisions important for the project, keep track of even the smallest details, and most importantly, collaborate with your team.

Direct messages

By using direct messaging, you can message and share files with anyone in your workspace. Those messages are private between you and the other participant and no one else can see them.


With the default notification settings, you’ll receive notifications about new direct messages and Pumble mentions. So, if someone messages or mentions you (by using @channel/@here) in a channel you’ve joined, you’ll get a notification, and a big red badge will show up next to the channel in question.

Notification preferences
Notification preferences

Depending on the situation, this might or might not work for you. The key to mastering your notifications is to know what suits you best.

If the constant sound of notifications is distracting, you can turn off notification sounds or make use of the DND mode more often.

Voice calling

Collaboration tools should provide employees all necessary means for effective discussions, making their day-to-day run more smoothly. This is a staple principle, embedded in the very foundation of Pumble, which offers group voice and video calls. To call a team member, all you have to do is  open the chat with that team member, click on the phone icon to start a voice call or tap the video icon to start a video call.

Voice call in channel

Voice calls let you: 

  • Organize productive meetings, 
  • Foster stronger relationships between team members, and 
  • Ensure everyone is on the same page.

How to use Pumble video conferencing

With Pumble video conferencing, you can make calls and connect with anyone from your team. You can not only message your team members but also call and video conference them, by using the one-to-one or group video calling. But Pumble offers more than just seeing someone’s face — you can also raise a hand if you want to ask a question.

Video conferencing in Pumble
Video conferencing in Pumble

Furthermore, Pumble also allows you to mute yourself. A lot of people who use audio and video conferencing for calls with colleagues will turn on the mute button so that their random coughs and sighs or ambient noise don’t interrupt other people while they’re talking.

With Pumble, you can easily connect with your team members, clients, or partners through high-quality video conferencing, no matter where you are.

It’s perfect for remote teams, because it allows everyone to stay in sync and fosters a sense of real presence — just like being in the same room would.

Video conferencing calls can be launched from any channel or direct conversation in Pumble.

You can start a video call, or join one.

Screen sharing

Pumble has featured screen-sharing functionality in voice calls and video calls on the desktop version of Pumble. If you want to share your screen on Pumble, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Pumble app on your desktop or web app, and select the person or channel you want to share your screen with.
  2. Click on that contact or group to go into the Direct Message panel, and then click on the Start a call button.
  3. After joining the video call, you’ll see a menu at the bottom of the screen. Click the Share Screen button.
  4. If you have more than one screen open on your desktop, you can choose which screen to share; you can share either a single window or the entire screen.
  5. Once you select the option you prefer, click the Share button again, and your screen should be shared.
  6. To end the sharing process and go back to the regular call, simply click the Stop Sharing icon.
Screen sharing in Pumble video conferencing
Screen sharing in Pumble video conferencing

By using screen sharing in Pumble you can improve the way you and your teammates work together in a remote team. With the ability to share your screen and collaborate from anywhere, your team can be more productive and efficient in completing tasks.

By following these simple steps, you can make your presentations and collaborations more effective. Whether you’re working remotely or from the office, screen sharing on Pumble will help you improve the way you collaborate.

Blur background

No matter how hard you try to control what’s happening behind you during work video calls, surprises can still happen. Your child can cheerfully interrupt your meeting, a pet can jump onto your laptop, or a roommate can walk by saying, “Oh, didn’t realize you were on a call”.

Most of these interruptions are harmless, but you might occasionally take part in high-stakes meetings in which you don’t want anything to distract from what you are saying. Aside from turning your camera off or adding an image as a background, there’s an easy way to guarantee that only your face is visible during meetings — blurring.

Blurred background
Blurred background

When the blur option is turned on in Pumble, your face remains in focus, while the background becomes grayed-out. Mission accomplished!

There are two steps to blur your background:

  1. Click on the Settings icon in the bottom right corner
  2. Click on the Visual effects section and select Blur background to complete the action

Simple as that! You can now work from a coffee shop or restaurant, and still keep things professional.

Noise cancellation

Pumble can remove distracting background noise during voice calls and video conferencing meetings.

This feature allows users to start or join a meeting without having to worry about unwanted sounds like loud keyboard typing or other ambient noise in noisy environments. Pumble also suppresses background noise from users in loud environments, making incoming audio easier to understand.

To control the noise reduction feature in Pumble, open Settings in the bottom right corner and switch Noise cancellation on or off.

Meeting recordings

Recording meetings is useful when you want to review the meeting later or share it with people who couldn’t attend. It allows you to make past team presentations available to students or new employees on demand. Furthermore, recordings can also be used for conferences and events that people can’t physically attend as well as virtual training sessions since they allow people to look through them  as necessary.

You can start recording your meeting as soon as it starts. Once the meet is finished, your recording will be sent to you through a Pumble bot message. The recording will also be available in the Files section. To find it easier, you have the option to filter out the results by choosing Recordings in the Filter section in File Browser


When you meet with your business partners face-to-face, you can make a personal connection, pick up on verbal and non-verbal clues, and begin to build trust. While there may be critical meetings that you’ll need to travel for, video conferencing can help bridge the gap for all other meetings and help you connect better with customers, teammates, and remote workers alike.

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