Using Virtual Background in Zoom During a Meeting


Instructions for enabling Virtual Background in the Zoom desktop client during a meeting.



How do I use a virtual background in my Zoom meeting? 


  • Zoom
  • Windows
  • MacOS


  1. Open your Zoom Desktop client and sign into Zoom.
  2. Join the meeting.
  3. In the bottom toolbar, click the ^ arrow next to Start/Stop Video.
  4. Make sure you've enabled the virtual background feature
  5. Click Choose a virtual background...
  6. If you have a physical green screen set up, check I have a green screen at the bottom of the window.
    1. You can then click on your video to select the correct color for the green screen.
  7. Click on an image to select the desired virtual background.
    1. You may also add your own background by clicking and choosing if you want to upload an image or a video. 
  8. If prompted, click Download to download the package for virtual background without a green screen. 
  • Ensure that you are using a solid background color.
  • After you select an option, that virtual background will continue to display during your meetings, until you disable it.
  • To disable Virtual Background, choose the option None.

Learn how to troubleshoot Virtual Background issues in Zoom here



Article ID: 3505
Thu 3/19/20 10:40 AM
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