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Sci-Tech

Web Desk
October 3, 2020

Want to change your Zoom background? Here's how to do it

Sci-Tech

Web Desk
Sat, Oct 03, 2020
Zoom app's logo. — AFP/Files

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to work and learn from home, causing a surge to connect via the internet — here's when Zoom came into play and helped people remain connected.

The app has an exciting feature of changing a user's background, from outer space to the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, and people can also upload a custom background of their choice.

Playing with the background will help in attracting the audience, as it might cheer up people who have remained in lockdown for a considerable period.

However, you need to make sure that you have the required features in your system that can support the option of changing the background.

Changing Zoom background on desktop

1. Open the Zoom app.

2. Click your profile in the top right corner and open settings.

3. On the left in the menu, click "Virtual Background".

4. You can either choose Zoom's default background options or if you want to upload a photo to use as your background, on the same "Virtual Background" page, click the + icon next to where it says "Choose Virtual Background".

5. A box will pop up allowing you to upload a photo from your computer. Click on the one you want.

6. To get rid of any photos you upload, tap the "X" in the top left corner.

Changing Zoom background on mobile

1. During a Zoom meeting, you will see three dots at the bottom right of the screen, tap on it top open the "More" menu.

2. Tap "Virtual Background".

3. Select a background from the default options or upload your own.