Tech Tip – Background Change in Zoom

Tech Tip – Background Change in Zoom

If you or anyone you know has used Zoom recently, perhaps to communicate during the lockdown, here is a way to change the background view to something a little more interesting than an overcrowded bookshelf:

– In the Zoom app, click your profile (top right), and click Settings. 

– On the left-hand menu, click Virtual Background. 

– Choose a default background (provided by Zoom) by clicking on it.  There is an option for a green screen. 

To upload a photo of your choice to use as your background:

– On the Virtual Background Page, click the + icon next to Choose Virtual Background.

– Choose the photo using the pop-up box and this photo will be featured alongside the other photos as an option for you to choose from.

– To remove any photos you upload, tap the X in their top left corner. 

– You could also choose Zoom video conferencing backgrounds from a number of websites including Storyblocks, Canva, Pixar, West Elm or Modsy.