With the help of Canva, I have put together some fun Zoom backgrounds to help spice up your next meeting. Zoom backgrounds are a good place to show off your personality and fav hobbies, but a bad place to show off the clutter in your house or your half-dressed spouse. Do us all a favor and add a virtual background to your Zoom meetings, moving forward.
Not sure how to make this Zoom voodoo happen? Here is how to add a virtual background:
- Open Zoom
- Join or create a meeting
- Find the “Stop Video” camcorder on the bottom of the screen
- Click on the ^ (up arrow) to the right of it to find the “Choose Virtual Background” menu option. Click on it.
- Now, locate the “+” to the right of “Choose Virtual Background”
- You will then see the option to add image or add video
- Once you locate the file you want (always remember where you save your files!), click “open” and you will see the new virtual background displayed. (If you have a green screen, this is where you will click “I have a green screen”. If you do not, leave the box unchecked.)
- Closeout of the window and you are ready to go
- I chose Animated Angel Wings (seemed appropriate) 🙂
Before I continue, I would like to thank my Zoom model (& idea behind this post): Steve*
*Steve was not forced to do these, nor was he harmed during the making of these photos. These screenshots were created out of the kindness of his own heart and through the lens of his fun and energetic personality. THANK YOU, STEVE!
“Some sass a day keeps the blues away.”
Click on each title below to open the image or video. To save, right click on photo or video and click “Save image as”. Photo creds, where due, are located below this post.
- Animated Angel Wings – Be sure to wear white!
- Beach_Mute Your Mic – Please keep your shirts on…
- Cozy Couch – “Yes Karen, this is totally my house”
- Heart Wall – “My entire house is like this, promise: Instagrammable”
- Joe Exotic_Tigers – Maybe blackout a few teeth & wear khaki
- Office Cubicle – Dress like Dwight from The Office
- Safari – This requires a bucket hat & binoculars
- Swirling Stars & Space – Wear green and paint a 3rd eye
- Switzerland Lake – Put on a coat, scarf, & beanie- Oh, and fondue
- Tee Box – This calls for plaid, a polo, and a cap.
Want to find other cool Zoom Backgrounds? PC Mag has a great collection!
Animated Angel Wings, Beach_Mute Your Mic, Office Cubicle, & Swirling Stars & Space photos by Canva with additions from me 🙂
Tee Box by Venice Beach Villas & edited by me in Canva.
JoeExotic_Tigers by ComsoME
Safari by TripAdvisor UK