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How to change the background in video conferences in Zoom | Downloads |

Changing the background at Zoom Meetings conferences is a simple task. The feature allows adding a virtual background to the environment in which the user is. As the platform is being used a lot in the home office during the coronavirus prevention quarantine, the tool can be useful to hide a messy or inappropriate room for work meetings. You can choose generic backgrounds provided by the service itself, such as nature landscapes or a library, or use images stored on your computer. Check below how to change the background of a Zoom video conference.

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Step 1. Open Zoom and click on your profile photo. Then go to the Settings option;

Access the Zoom Photo settings: Reproduction / Rodrigo FernandesAccess the Zoom Photo settings: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Access the Zoom Photo settings: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 2. In the side menu, click on Virtual background;

Zoom inserts virtual backgrounds into the environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesZoom inserts virtual backgrounds into the environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Zoom inserts virtual backgrounds into the environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 3. Click on one of the available virtual backgrounds options and view the result;

Zoom provides its own virtual backgrounds Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesZoom provides its own virtual backgrounds Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Zoom provides its own virtual backgrounds Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 4. If you want to send a photo from the gallery to use as a background, click on the + button and v on Add Images. Then, select the file on your computer.

  It is possible to use photos stored on the computer as a background Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes  It is possible to use photos stored on the computer as a background Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

It is possible to use photos stored on the computer as a background Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 5. If you do not have a green background, ideal for replacing images, click on the color square to identify the solid color of the background that will be replaced by the image.

Indicate the solid color of the background to have a better result Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesIndicate the solid color of the background to have a better result Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Indicate the solid color of the background to have a better result Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

What to do if the function is not available?

Step 1. Access the Zoom website (https://zoom.us/pt-pt/meetings) and click on Settings in the side menu;

Accessing the Zoom Meetings settings in the browser Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesAccessing the Zoom Meetings settings in the browser Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Accessing the Zoom Meetings settings in the browser Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 2. Activate the Virtual Background key.

Activate the key to release the use of virtual backgrounds in Zoom Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesActivate the key to release the use of virtual backgrounds in Zoom Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Activate the key to release the use of virtual backgrounds in Zoom Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Take advantage of tips for changing the background of Zoom video conferences.