Have you ever been in a Zoom meeting and seen someone with a cool looking background and wondered to yourself, “how did they do that?”. Well, you’re not alone. Lot’s of people using Zoom want to add a custom background to their screen to personalize it, make their meeting look more professional, or just for fun!

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to add a background. It’s easy, so let’s get started!

How to Change your Background in Zoom on a Computer

  1. Launch Zoom.

  1. Click the arrow next to “Start Video”. It will be located in the lower left hand side of your screen.

  1. Click “Choose Virtual Background” from the popup menu.

  1. Select a background. Zoom will provide you with a number of pre-selected backgrounds.

  1. If you’d prefer, you can add your own background from your personal photos or images. To add your own background, click the “+” button, then select your photo or image from your files.

How to Change your Background in Zoom on a Mobile Device

  1. Tap the “More” button in the lower right hand side of your screen.

  1. Tap “Virtual Background” from the popup menu.

  1. Select your preferred background.