How To Change Your Zoom Background

How To Change Your Zoom Background

Download an image or video of your choosing to your DESKTOP.

Compatible formats include GIF, JPG/JPEG, or PNG. We recommend an image with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a minimum resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

Videos should be MP4 or MOV files with a minimum resolution of 480×360 pixels (360p) and a maximum resolution of 1920×1020 (1080p).


On the desktop app, navigate to Preferences in the settings menu. On the left side menu, go to Background & Filters.


You will then see Virtual Backgrounds, where you can choose from the preloaded options, or upload your own by clicking the plus (+) icon to the right of Video Filters.

You can choose either an image or a video as your background. You’ll see a library of the images and videos you’ve uploaded under Virtual Backgrounds.

To add or change your virtual background during a meeting, click on the upward arrow (^) next to Start/Stop Video. Click Choose Virtual Background, and select any of your backgrounds!


in your background will look backwards to you, but will read normally to the other meeting participants.


For the cleanest results, have a solid color in the background – or better yet, a green screen – so that your virtual background shows up clearly.


Don’t wear clothing the same color as your virtual background. No one wants to be a floating head!

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