How to Use Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom

May 14th, 2020

Tired of calling into virtual meetings in front of the same boring white wall? Spice up your next Zoom call with these hilarious backgrounds! Zoom comes with a few generic backgrounds already installed, but if you want to take things to the next level you can download your own backgrounds. Here’s how to do it:

How to Change Your Zoom Background

Saving your image
  1. Right click on the image you want to use and select Save Image As.
  2. Save the image to your computer.
Uploading Images to Zoom
  1. Open your Zoom app (if you don’t already have it, you can download it for free on your smart phone or desktop from the App Store).  
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Virtual Background.
  4. Select the + Icon on the right side of your screen.
  5. Select Add Photo, then select the image you want to use.
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Using Zoom Backgrounds in a Meeting
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  1. While in a Zoom meeting, select the arrow next to Stop Video, then select Choose Virtual Background...
  2. Select the background you want to use.
  3. To remove the background repeat Step 1 and select None on your virtual background options.

Zoom Backgrounds:

Now that you know how to use Zoom backgrounds, here are some of our favorite backgrounds that will crack up your coworkers and friends (and hide all the dirty laundry in your living room).

Tiger King

“I went to work every day prepared to die in a tiger cage.”

tiger king
Baby Yoda

This one isn’t exactly funny, but it is CUTE. Who can say no to that adorable face?

Baby Yoda
Stacks of toilet paper

Let your coworkers know that you’re fully stocked with the hottest commodity on the market right now: toilet paper.

Toilet paper

Iron Throne

Become the King or Queen of Westeros, no bloodshed or wildfire needed.

GoT Throne
Picture of your office

Missing your office? Join in on your next all hands meeting from your virtual cubical.

your office

There’s no better way to let your coworkers know you’d rather be playing video games than working.

The Office

Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.  

The Office 1
Windows XP Background

Windows may have retired this famous image last year, but you can still keep the iconic background alive and well in your team meetings.

Windows XP Background 1
Animal Crossing

A great way to invite your coworkers over to your island, while still getting work done.

animal crossing
Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Impress your internet-savvy friends and coworkers by referencing this iconic meme.

Distracted Boyfriend

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