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The Virtual Background feature allows you to present a photo or video as your background throughout a Zoom Meeting. This function best functions with a physical green screen and clothes colors to enable Zoom to distinguish between you and your background. You can submit your very own photos or video clips as a virtual background or use of nothing and cover the background somewhat. You can additionally use Virtual Background in a Zoom Room.

This post covers:

  • Recommended setup
  • Background image
  • Background video clip
  • Enabling Virtual Background
  • Account
  • Group
  • User
  • Admin monitoring of virtual backgrounds
  • Using Of Virtual Background
  • Repairing
  • Prerequisites

See your computer system fulfills the system needs for Virtual Background.

Recommended setup

Zoom advises using a solid color background to achieve the most effective virtual background result, ideally environment-friendly. Suggested physical green displays from Webaround or Amazon.

Better cameras cause a better virtual background. 

Using consistent light as well as shade.

Do not wear clothes that are the same color as the virtual background.

Background image

There are no dimension restrictions when including your very own virtual backgrounds. However, we suggest cutting the picture to match the element ratio of your cam before uploading it.

Instance: If your electronic camera is prepared to 16:9, a picture of 1280 by 720 pixels or 1920 by 1080 pixels would undoubtedly work well.

If you’re not sure about your cam element proportion, use a background picture with a minimum resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels.

Search a few of the Virtual Backgrounds Zoom has actually gathered, or use these resources for various other royalty-free pictures: Pexels, Unsplash, Pixabay.

Background video clip

A video clip (MP4 or MOV data) with a minimum resolution of 480 by 360 pixels (360p) and also a maximum resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (1080p).

Enabling Virtual Background

Users must sign out of the Zoom desktop computer client and authorize it back in for Virtual Backgrounds to work.

Account

To allow the Virtual Background feature for all customers in the account:

  • Sign in to the Zoom internet website as an administrator with authorization to modify account setups.
  • In the navigating menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  • In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Virtual Background alternative (under the In Meeting (Advanced) section) and verify that the setting is enabled.

Notes: 

  • If the setup is limited, click the toggle to allow it. 
  • If a verification dialog displays screens, choose Turn On to confirm the change.

(Optional) If you intend to make this setting required for all customers in your account, hit the lock icon and then hit Lock to confirm the setup.

(Optional) Check Allow usage of videos for virtual backgrounds after that Save to confirm the change, to approve your individual’s accessibility to video clip virtual backgrounds.

(Optional) Check Allow customers to publish custom backgrounds, then Save to validate the adjustment, to grant your users access to submit their very own virtual backgrounds in addition to the backgrounds presently submitted.

(Optional) Click Manage virtual background to submit default background pictures readily available for customers.

Notes:

  • Users must have client/app variation 5.1.1 or higher to see the background images you publish.

(Optional) Check Require people to use virtual background then Save to verify the modification constantly.

Group

To allow the Virtual Background feature for all members of a particular group:

  • Check in to the Zoom internet portal as a manager with consent to modify user groups.
  • In the navigating menu selection, click User Management after that Group Management.
  • Click the name of the team. After that, click the Meeting tab to access Settings.
  • In the Meeting tab, browse to the Virtual Background option and confirm that the setting is allowed.

Notes:

  • If the setting is broken, click the Status toggle to enable it. 
  • If a confirmation dialog displays screens, pick Turn On to confirm the adjustment.
  • If the setup is grayed out, it has been secured at the Account degree and requires to be altered at that level.

(Optional) If you wish to make this setup necessary for all people in this team, click the lock symbol, and after that, click Lock to confirm the setting.

(Optional) Check Allow use of video clips for virtual backgrounds, then Save to verify the adjustment, to provide your customers access to video clip virtual backgrounds.

(Optional) Check Allow users to publish custom-made backgrounds after that Save to confirm the change, to approve your user’s accessibility to post their virtual backgrounds along with the backgrounds presently uploaded.

(Optional) Click Manage virtual background to post-default background photos available for customers.

Notes: 

Users should have client/app version 5.1.1 or higher to see the background images you submit.

(Optional) Check Require users to always use virtual background after that Save to validate the change.

User

To enable the Virtual Background function for your own usage:

  • Check in to the Zoom internet website.
  • In navigating menu, click Settings.
  • In the Meeting tab, browse to the Virtual Background option (under the In Meeting (Advanced) section) and validate that the setup is made possible.

Notes:

  • If the setting is broken, click the standing toggle to enable it. 
  • If a confirmation dialog screens, pick Turn On to validate the modification.
  • If the alternative is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, as well as you will require to contact your Zoom manager.

Admin monitoring of virtual backgrounds

Admins can upload their virtual backgrounds for all customers on their accounts to use or appoint particular virtual backgrounds for certain individual groups. The admin can allow users to include their own virtual backgrounds or limit them to what admins have given simply.

Allow the virtual background function in Account Settings or Group Settings.

  • Click Manage virtual background.
  • Click Choose Files or drag as well as drop the pictures you wish to post.
  • Wait on the upload to end up before closing this window. A small banner will undoubtedly appear at the top of the page when the upload succeeds.

After the new backgrounds are posted, users will need to sign out of the client and get back in to obtain the backgrounds from the internet.

Notes:

  • This feature requires the account to be a Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account.
  • Users have to be on the desktop computer client or mobile application version 5.1.1 or higher to use this function.
  • The default Zoom virtual backgrounds can not be removed from the web website.
  • Video clip virtual backgrounds can not be posted at this time.