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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Browse our curated list from around the Web. Download your favorite virtual backgrounds and add them to your meetings!

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Travel & Outdoors BMW https://twitter.com/BMWUSA/status/1243282589433151488
Entertainment Cartoon Network https://twitter.com/cartoonnetwork/status/1245105667423326215?s=20
Entertainment Alaska is a Drag /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/alaska-is-a-drag.zip
Entertainment BBC Empty Sets Collection https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_sets_collection/zfvy382
Entertainment Funny Boy /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/funny-boy.zip
Clothing & Retail Burton https://www.burton.com/blogs/the-burton-blog/9-zoom-backgrounds-make-you-feel-youre-outdoors/
Entertainment Moulin Rouge Broadway https://twitter.com/MoulinRougeBway/status/1243651557113106432
Food & Beverage Deschutes Brewery https://twitter.com/DeschutesBeer/status/1244755612988129280
Travel & Outdoors NOAA https://twitter.com/oceanexplorer/status/1242460969856573441
Education Alabama Athletics https://twitter.com/UA_Athletics/status/1245119398823804928?s=20
Education Sam Houston State University https://www.shsu.edu/dept/it@sam/tech-tutorials/zoom/virtual-backgrounds
Entertainment Netflix https://twitter.com/netflix/status/1242244736674443264?s=20
Clothing & Retail REI https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/outdoorsy-zoom-backgrounds
Home Behr Paint https://twitter.com/BehrPaint/status/1242164152942104577
Sports Adelaide Crows https://twitter.com/Adelaide_FC/status/1243787445813923841
Sports Washington Nationals https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/1245415246677843968?s=20
Design Voxbone https://twitter.com/Voxbone/status/1244942614337593345
Travel & Outdoors Alaska Airlines https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations/zoom-destination-backgrounds/
Travel & Outdoors Insta360 /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Travel/Insta360.zip
Design Unsplash https://unsplash.com/
Design Pixabay https://pixabay.com/
Home Autodesk https://area.autodesk.com/life-in-3d/15-zoom-meeting-backgrounds-to-escape-to/
Education Hamilton College https://twitter.com/HamiltonCollege/status/1244671416756289541
Entertainment Nickelodeon http://www.nickelodeonparents.com/customizable-nickelodeon-zoom-backgrounds/
Entertainment One Day at a Time https://twitter.com/OneDayAtATime/status/1244706345749753856
Entertainment Smithsonian Channel https://twitter.com/SmithsonianChan/status/1243653888978358278
Entertainment Young and the Restless https://twitter.com/YandR_CBS/status/1244629298264150016
Entertainment AINU MOSIR /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/AINU-MOSIR.zip
Food & Beverage CCs Coffee House https://twitter.com/CCsCoffeehouse/status/1244999895213367297
Education Columbia https://twitter.com/GoColumbiaLions/status/1245018026476548097?s=20
Design Canva https://www.canva.com/templates/search/zoom-virtual-backgrounds/?uid=8cf39ecc-7feb-4bdd-b4b7-9e79440a1fe0
Design Autumn leaves /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Design/Autumn-leaves.jpg
Design Autumn /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Design/Autumn.jpg
Design Autumn vegetables /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Design/Autumn-vegetables.jpg
Entertainment Adult Swim https://twitter.com/adultswim/status/1245094625486004225?s=20
Entertainment Big Brother https://twitter.com/CBSBigBrother/status/1244629469190434817
Entertainment CBS https://twitter.com/CBS/status/1244625448195121153
Entertainment Criminal Minds https://twitter.com/CrimMinds_CBS/status/1245059067917119493?s=20
Entertainment Ellen DeGeneres https://edbyellen.com/pages/zoom-backgrounds
Entertainment Jersey Shore https://twitter.com/JerseyShore/status/1244702146127421440
Entertainment Schitts Creek https://twitter.com/SchittsCreek/status/1244631757594529798
Entertainment Siesta Key https://twitter.com/SiestaKey/status/1244686778717466624
Entertainment Spongebob http://downloads.paramount.com/mp/spongebobmovie/The_SpongeBob_Movie_Zoom_Background.jpg
Entertainment Survivor https://twitter.com/survivorcbs/status/1244628698373840896
Entertainment Top Gun Maverick https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d34dtwz01uy6cem/AACQ-iJa0xMamg-4Jpw7Ps2Pa?dl=0
Food & Beverage Dunkaroos https://twitter.com/Dunkaroos/status/1246132904754888705
Food & Beverage Jeni's https://jenis.com/blog/zoom-backgrounds/
Food & Beverage Sonic https://twitter.com/sonicdrivein/status/1250440008302911491?s=20
Food & Beverage Williams Sonoma https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/make-coworkers-hungry-with-zoom-food-backgrounds/
Design Pexels http://pexels.com
Design Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/zoom-virtual-backgrounds
Featured Getty https://www.gettyimages.com/resources/free-zoom-backgrounds
Featured Puppy Bowl 2021 https://www.pledgeling.com/puppybowl
Featured iStock https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/zoom-virtual-backgrounds
Education BYU Cougars https://twitter.com/BYUCougars/status/1242525455334268929
Education ISA Study Abroad https://twitter.com/ISAabroad/status/1244703327184728071
Education Kansas https://twitter.com/KUAthletics/status/1243355082487287809?s=20
Education LSU https://twitter.com/LSU/status/1243581072392273925
Education Michigan https://twitter.com/UMichAthletics/status/1243513778542718976?s=20
Education Michigan State University https://twitter.com/michiganstateu/status/1243259549118857218?s=20
Education Notre Dame https://twitter.com/NotreDame/status/1242930544217899009?s=20
Education TCU https://twitter.com/TCU_Athletics/status/1242890279604178945?s=20
Education Texas State https://twitter.com/txst/status/1245081976962416641?s=20
Education UNC Chapel Hill https://twitter.com/UNC/status/1242890113086033920?s=20
Education University of Georgia https://twitter.com/UGAAthletics/status/1242902767196418051?s=20
Education University of Illinois https://twitter.com/IlliniAthletics/status/1245350157778067458?s=20
Education University of Miami https://twitter.com/univmiami/status/1242849726120300544?s=20
Education USC https://twitter.com/USC_Athletics/status/1244655811608973315?s=20
Education Villanova https://twitter.com/NovaAthletics/status/1244704986006724608?s=20
Home West Elm https://blog.westelm.com/2020/03/18/download-these-video-conference-backgrounds-will-let-you-dial-in-from-your-dream-home/
Home West Elm https://www.westelm.com/pages/features/zoom-virtual-backgrounds/
Seasonal & Holiday Halloween Jack-o'-lanterns https://zoom.us/docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/vids/halloween-jackolanterns-vid.mp4
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-01.png
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-02.png
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-03.jpeg
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-04.jpeg
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-05.jpeg
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-06.png
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-07.jpeg
Seasonal & Holiday Christmas /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/christmas-08.jpeg
Seasonal & Holiday Diwali /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/diwali.png
Seasonal & Holiday Halloween Ghosts https://zoom.us/docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/halloween-ghosts.jpg
Seasonal & Holiday Hanukkah https://stylecaster.com/hannukah-zoom-backgrounds/
Seasonal & Holiday Winter at Carnegie Mellon https://twitter.com/CarnegieMellon/status/1337907340700422144
Seasonal & Holiday Boxing Day https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/tips/zoom-backgrounds/#Boxing
Seasonal & Holiday Kwanzaa https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/tips/zoom-backgrounds/#Kwanzaa
Seasonal & Holiday Hanukkah https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/tips/zoom-backgrounds/#Hanukkah
Seasonal & Holiday Holiday https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-channel-virtual-backgrounds-holiday
Seasonal & Holiday Holiday https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-channel-virtual-backgrounds-holiday
Seasonal & Holiday International Women's Day 2021 https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/16339/Download-IWD-2021-Zoom-backgrounds-or-create-and-share-your-own
Seasonal & Holiday Winter Mountain Backgrounds https://www.ski.com/blog/23-zoom-backgrounds-for-people-whose-heads-are-always-stuck-in-the-mountains/
Seasonal & Holiday Snow Falling /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/slow-falling-snow-VB-red-NO-LOGO.mp4
Seasonal & Holiday Snow Falling /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/slow-falling-snow-VB-green-NO-LOGO.mp4
Seasonal & Holiday Snow Falling /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Seasonal/slow-falling-snow-VB-blue-NO-LOGO.mp4
Sports 49ers https://www.49ers.com/fans/zoom
Sports Brisbane Lions https://twitter.com/brisbanelions/status/1244443982291062784
Sports Chicago Bears https://www.chicagobears.com/news/fans-can-use-a-bears-background-on-zoom
Sports New York Islanders https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1242869089346953216
Sports Pocono Raceway https://twitter.com/PoconoRaceway/status/1245363303314083841
Sports San Antonio Spurs https://www.nba.com/spurs/meeting-wallpapers
Sports San Diego Padres https://twitter.com/Padres/status/1245055848931454976?s=20
Sports Seattle Mariners https://twitter.com/Mariners/status/1244772495800107009
Sports St Louis Cardinals https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1245721804750061568?s=20
Sports Yankees https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/1245376828824530945?s=20
Sports YES Network https://twitter.com/YESNetwork/status/1245841704592146432
Sports Stadium https://twitter.com/Stadium/status/1245380652763054080
Travel & Outdoors GoPro https://gopro.com/en/us/news/zoom-video-meeting-virtual-backgrounds
Travel & Outdoors Pellicano Hotels https://issimoissimo.com/pellicano-hotels/wish-you-were-here-pellicano-hotels-on-zoom/
Travel & Outdoors Grand Wailea Maui https://twitter.com/GrandWailea/status/1247284659869945863
Design Wallpapers Wide http://wallpaperswide.com/
Zoom Zoom Branded /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Zoom/Zoom-Branded-VBs.zip
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2017_Festival%20Atmosphere_Alan%20Mark.jpg
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2018_Festival%20Atmosphere_Abbey%20Hoekzema.jpg
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2019_Festival%20Atmosphere_Weston%20Bury.jpg
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2020_Festival%20Atmosphere_Dan%20Campbell.jpg
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2020_Screening_Tesla_StephenSpeckman.jpg
Entertainment Sundance Film Festival /docs/ent/virtual-bg-list/assets/img/Entertainment/2020_Screening_Impetigore_JemalCountess.jpg
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How to change your Zoom Background

It’s easy to change your virtual background to an image - or even a video. Follow the steps below to get started. Pro tip: Update to the latest version of Zoom to see all options and filters.

Download an image or video of your choosing.

Compatible formats include GIF, JPG/JPEG, or PNG. We recommend an image with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a minimum resolution of 1280x720 pixels.

Videos should be MP4 or MOV files with a minimum resolution of 480x360 pixels (360p) and a maximum resolution of 1920x1020 (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!

Top 3 tips for the best Zoom Virtual Background results:

Tip 1

Leave “Mirror my video” checked. Words in your background will look backwards to you, but will read normally to the other meeting participants.

Tip 2

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.

Tip 3

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

Add some fun to calls with filters and stickers

Set the mood or add levity to calls with filters or stickers. You can access both from either the desktop app, or from within a meeting.

In the desktop app:

  • Go to Preferences > Background & Filters
  • You’ll see Virtual Backgrounds and Video Filters. Click on Video Filters
  • Within Video Filters, you can preview the filters, sticker backgrounds, or stickers that move with you, like a graduation cap, sunglasses, or even transform yourself into a unicorn!

You can also add filters and stickers during a meeting. Click on the upward arrow (^) next to Start/Stop Video. Click Choose Video Filter, and try out a new look.

Touch up your appearance and adjust for low light

If you don’t have the best lighting, or just want to brighten up your appearance, you’ll want to know about the touch up your appearance and lowlight settings.

To access both of these features from the desktop app, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Preferences > Settings
  • Click Video in the left side navigation
  • Under My Video you’ll see check boxes for both Touch up my appearance and Adjust for low light. Both features will automatically adjust your video, but you can also manually adjust them using the slider

To touch up your appearance or lighting during a meeting, click on the upward arrow (^) next to Start/Stop Video. Click Video Settings, and easily adjust your video on the fly.