The software allows folks to spice up their video calls with the ability to add different backgrounds, play videos, add images and use filters, among other cool effects. The app has been invite-only since its inception, but today it becomes available to all.
Alongside the launch of the free app, mmhmm is also introducing Premium Tools.
This includes customizable rooms, presenter controls and extra add-ons like laser pointers. Users can get a free seven-day trial of the Premium Tools, and after the trial will have access to these tools for one hour per day. The Premium Tools will cost $99/year or $9.99/month, but free users will still be able to video chat, record, collaborate and use the basic present with a default background and simple presenter mode.
Another important note: mmhmm has decided to make its Premium Tools free to students and educators for one year.
The public launch also brings a handful of new features, including Big Hand Mode (which lets folks in the video call visually react), improvements to the appearance of mmhmm’s virtual green screen and mmhmm Creative Services.
Big Hand Mode is only available on Apple’s new M1-powered Macs.
Creative Services represent another revenue channel for the company, which will now offer white-glove bespoke services to folks running large events or experiences.
For now, mmhmm is only available on MacOS, but the company is working on a Windows beta as we speak.