How to change your Zoom background and create your own 'fake room'

MANY people across the globe are now having to work from home due to coronavirus and Zoom is becoming their first point of call.

The app which lets you effectively hold meetings can also provide you with endless entertainment if you learn how to change the background.

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Lots of people have been entertaining their colleagues by changing their Zoom backgrounds to look like they're in a 'fake room'.

And 'fake room' can refer to anything from looking like you're under the sea to starring in an action movie.

Customised backgrounds are also useful if you don't want your friends or colleagues to see into your home.

To get making your own just follow the tips below.

How to change your Zoom background and create your own

To change your background on your desktop go into the Zoom app and click "Settings".

You should see the option "Virtual Background" to the left on the menu.

Once you've clicked this you should see a few default background options.

Click through to find a background of your choice or upload your own photo.

To upload your own click the + icon next to "Choose Virtual Background".

Then upload a photo you've saved to your computer.

To get rid of an uploaded photo just click the "X".

Graphic design company Canva has also created a range of free backgrounds that you can use.

To check them out just click here.

How to change your Zoom background on the smartphone app

If you fancy a change of background when in a Zoom smartphone meeting then click the three dots at the bottom of the screen.

This should open the "More" menu.

Then select a background or upload your own.

What is Zoom?

Here's what you need to know…

  • Popular chat app Zoom is best-known for offering video calls – including calls with huge numbers of people
  • There's a free tier with unlimited meetings, but these group chats are capped at 40 minutes
  • The most expensive tier gets you meetings with up to 1,000 participants, but there are cheaper options
  • Perhaps the only downside is that Zoom has had privacy issues in the past, which may put some businesses off

In other news, we rounded up some Facebook Messenger games you can play with friends remotely.

Find out how to disinfect your iPhone without breaking it.

And, here's how to record an iPhone screen.

What are your thoughts on video calls? Let us know in the comments…

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