Here is how to change the background in Zoom to something that is a little more interesting than an overcrowded bookshelf:

  • In the Zoom app, click your profile (at the top right), and then click Settings. 
  • On the left-hand menu, click Virtual Background. 
  • Choose a default background (provided by Zoom) by clicking on it.  There is an option for a green screen. 

To upload a photo of your choice to use as your background:

  • On the Virtual Background Page, click the + icon next to Choose Virtual Background.
  • Choose the photo using the pop-up box. This photo will then be featured alongside the other photos as an option for you to choose from.
  • Select the desired image.
  • To remove any photos you upload, tap the X in their top left corner. 
  • You could also choose Zoom video conferencing backgrounds from a number of websites including Storyblocks, Canva, Pixar, West Elm or Modsy.

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