Before you begin

Windows / Mac

  1. Open the Zoom Desktop client
    If it is not on your desktop, look in the programs list under Zoom or search for Zoom on the computer
  2. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  3. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  4. Select Background & Effects.

  5. Click on an image to select the desired virtual background or add your own image by clicking and choosing if you want to upload an image or a video.
    If prompted, click Download to download the package for virtual background without a green screen.

    • Ensure that you are using a solid background color.
    • After you select an option, that virtual background will display during your meetings.
    • To disable Virtual Background, choose the option None.

iOS / Android

  1. Sign into the Zoom mobile app.
  2. While in a Zoom meeting, tap More in the controls.
  3. Tap Background and Effects.
  4. Tap the background you would like to apply or tap + to upload a new image. The background will be automatically applied.
  5. Tap Close after selecting the background to return to the meeting.
  6. To disable Virtual Background, open the virtual background options again and choose the option None.

For more information on Virtual Background in Zoom

Virtual Background – Zoom Help Center