Potato Accident on Microsoft Teams Becomes a Sensation

Photo via @PettyClegg on Twitter

Video conference apps continue to spice up the lives of those who have to work and study remotely — mostly by adding filters that can turn you into an onscreen cryptid. And it’s all fun and games until something malfunctions and you become a viral meme.

This is exactly the thing that happened to a political director from People For the American Way Foundation, Lizet Ocampo. While holding a remote gathering with her employees, Lizet decided to apply a “Potato Filter” on the Microsoft Team video conferencing app.

But she never figured out the way to turn it off, prompting her to keep on for the rest of the call as an adorable tuber.

Lizet’s colleague Rachel snapped a picture of her computer screen, immortalizing the accidental hilarity. The photo became viral, gaining almost 1 million Twitter likes after she posted it online.

Her boss reportedly welcomed the unexpected Internet fame.


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