Bad Connection Simulator

Bad Connection Simulator

Get out of calls by simulating a bad connection

What is Bad Connection Simulator?
Bad Connection Simulator is a Chrome extension that simulates poor connectivity to help you get off unnecessary video calls. This tool offers 3 levels of impairment: none, moderate, and severe. It can be used with any web-based video calling application, including Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Jitsi Meet, and Whereby. The user just needs to join the call, click the icon, choose the impairment level, and then tweak it throughout the call. Bad Connection Simulator executes realistic impairments directly to the source video stream, thereby avoiding any adaptive adjustments by video conferencing apps. It's essential to use it from Chrome or Edge, and without activating the virtual background feature.
Users: 835 ▲ 32
Rating: 4.25 (4)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2022-04-21)
Creation date: 2022-04-21
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 2.56M
URLs: Website
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The perfect excuse to off of video calls

Stuck on a video call you want to get out and need a good excuse? The Bad Connection Simulator Chrome Extension simulates a bad connection with just a click!

→ Works with any web-based video calling app → Easy to use - just install the extension, no other installations required → 3 levels of impairment - none, moderate, and severe → Evades low bandwidth adaptation used by video calling apps


  1. Install the extension from the Chrome WebStore
  2. Join your video call
  3. Click the Bad Connection Simulator icon and select your impairment level
  4. Adjust as needed throughout your call
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User reviews
by Matías Marchant Matías Marchant, 2024-02-14


It does mess up the audio, but it just makes you sound like a robot.
by Haroon S Haroon S, 2023-10-18
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Risk impact

Bad Connection Simulator may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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