Ready to switch up your Zoom life? Maybe it’s time to try a new background.
If you’re like a lot of people right now, whether you’re working from home, or schooling from home, chances are a big majority of your day is spent on Zoom or similar web meetings.
You may be working in a place with other family members around or in earshot, like your kitchen, or living room. If you can’t find a private space to take your calls in, changing your zoom background to a virtual one can be a great way to keep your call distraction-free.
And because they’re just hilarious.
How to Change Your Zoom Background
Before you change your Zoom Background, you need to learn how to do it. But don’t worry, it’s simple.
Just follow these simple steps:
- Download the Zoom Desktop client on your Mac or Windows computer.
- Open the app and log into your Zoom account.
- Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner to navigate to Settings.
- In the left menu, click Virtual Background.
- Select one of Zoom’s default background images or click the + icon to upload your own photo.
- During a Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to Stop Video and click Choose Virtual Background to change or turn off your Zoom background.
Great! Now that you know how, let’s get into the fun stuff. Here’s a list of 10 free Zoom backgrounds you can download and try out to level up your next virtual meeting.
Do you have great taste in TV shows? Do you want to share your taste with all of your co-workers? Of course you do, enjoy these popular TV show themed Zoom backgrounds.
1. The Office
2. Parks & Rec
4. American Idol
Take a deep breath… And exhale. Find your moment of zen with these nature-themed Zoom backgrounds.
5. Backyard Pool
6. Forest At Golden Hour
7. Great Pyramids of Giza
You can’t take a real vacation… so why not a virtual vacation to a beautiful Airbnb?
8. Countryside Sun Room
9. Glass House Above the Mountains
10. New York City Penthouse
Want to Make Your Own?
None of these doing it for you? No worries, you can make your own! All you need is a high-quality picture you want to set as your background.
Per Zoom, the recommended size for virtual backgrounds is 1280 x 720 pl or 1920 x 1080 pl.
Have fun Zooming!