How to Change Zoom Video Background

The Zoom Video calling app’s popularity has been surging high ever since the global pandemic Covid 19 hit the world. Since many of us are working from home, Zoom has been used mostly to connect. Apart from this Zoom has also been used for casual chatting and video calls. Zoom is currently one of the most popular video calling app. One of the features of Zoom Video call is that you can change the background while in a call. So in this post, we will have a look at how to change Zoom video background.

Change Zoom Video Background

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Change Zoom Video Background

In order to change Zoom video background, open the Zoom app on your desktop and click on the settings icon on the top right corner.

Zoom desktop background

This will bring the settings panel of Zoom desktop app. Here you need to go to Virtual background option. Once you select this, you can see that the camera is activated and you can also see options to set the background image.

Change Zoom Video Background

You can either use the set of preset options available in the app, which might require you to download them. You can also use your own image or background. To do that click on the + icon on the top of the images and you can add your own.

You can either add image or video to the background.

Change Zoom Video Background

Now that you have set the background, you can see it next time in your video calls.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. […] gripped the world, video calling app usage have surged. One of the apps which gained popularity is Zoom video calling app. From a mere 10 million users, it is now at 300 million users. This has prompted many […]

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