The Google Chrome browser has a pretty funny extension for anyone who wants to see Netflix at work without seeing it. It’s called ‘Netflix Hangouts’ and does justice to its name. The image shows you an example with the series Stranger Things.
So this extension opens up 3 Hangouts chat windows. The fourth window will play your favorite content, ‘hidden’ between the Hangouts windows.
While you watch your series, fake Hangouts windows show videos of people in meetings talking about business and work-related topics. However, this extension is more of a joke than something truly useful.
Netflix Hangouts is actually a pretty useless extension
Imagine you’re in the office and you open this extension to procrastinate a lot when you see your favorite series. Anyone who passes by you will be able to see the fourth suspicious Hangouts window pass a series.
Even if you do not notice it, you will draw attention when making a video call with 3 strangers whose boss and colleagues have never seen work in the company.
There are more similar platforms to ‘disguise’ procrastination at work
There’s an extension to Chrome that disguises Twitter and puts the visual aspect of Slack, the workgroup chat platform. There are also sites that make Reddit in Outlook or Facebook in an Excel spreadsheet.
These extensions and websites are funny but using them to get away from work will probably only cause you problems. It is better to devote energy to finishing the expedient so that you can relax in a legitimate way.