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Can’t make a meeting? Just hit record.

Oct 29, 2020

Sometimes you can’t make a meeting. Don’t sweat it. Go help your 5-year-old attend “school” at the kitchen table, make the one dental appointment you could find in the next six months, and cut your own hair while you’re at it—we are all making our own way in this Giant Juggling Act.

Mmhmm to the rescue! You can record your contribution to the meeting, share it when you’re ready, and let your fellow attendees watch it on their own time.

Here’s how it works. Set up your slides, write your script (or don’t, winging it works), hit record, and do your thing.

But wait! First, a decision. When you hit record, you’ll find two options in the pull-down menu: You can either record your presentation as a video (.mp4) file, which you can then share when you’re ready, or you can make an interactive recording, which produces a presentation that can be shared via a link.

So what’s an interactive recording, anyway? (Our cofounder and CEO, Phil, demos it here.)

Unlike a straight-up video file, these recordings are, well, interactive. Your viewers will follow the link to your own little piece of real estate on the mmhmm site (don’t worry, it’s only viewable to people with the link) and see your title, description, and slide deck all below the video itself.

From there, viewers can either watch the video as it was recorded, or they can interact with the content itself. They can skip around your slides, set them to full-screen, and even fade or disappear you from the video entirely. We don’t know why they’d want to do that—your presentation is awesome and your haircut looks amazing—but it’s always nice to have options.

You can use it for more than playing hooky—think recording a piano lesson or reciting a poem to someone you’re not allowed to hug right now.

Our 5-year-old is working on recording herself reading her favorite book to her grandparents, and you know they’re going to watch it a million times.

More: Getting started with mmhmm