Do you usually try to analyze people’s Zoom background whenever you’re in a meeting? If so, there’s a good chance others do the same with your background.
Whether you just want some privacy or maybe you didn’t have time to clean up, it’s also good to know you can count on this feature. You can hide your background with options such as the Golden Gate Bridge or any other image from your computer.
How to Change Your Zoom Background in Windows
To download Zoom for Windows, you’ll need to go to the company’s official site. Once you’re done with the setup, you’ll need to sign in to your account.
- Click on your profile picture
- Go to Settings
- Click on the Virtual Background option on the left menu bar
By default, Zoom will have a few choices for you to use right away. You can choose from images such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Grass, and Outer Space.
If you’re not happy with any of these images, click on the plus sign above the space image and upload an image from your computer.
If you ever want to change the background, later on, click on the up arrow at the bottom; it should be next to the Stop Video option.
How to Change Virtual Background in Zoom for iOS
After signing into Zoom on your iOS device, tap on the three dots at the bottom right of your display. This is going to open the More menu; Choose the Virtual Background option.
Just like with Windows, you can choose a background Zoom provides, or you can upload your own.
Changing your background is a real life-saver. Sometimes you don’t have time to set up a good background after a chaotic day. What background do you use? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The background follows the contour of my headphones and leaves the gap near my head the same color as my background. It makes it very obvious I’m using a fake background.