Having a work-from-home option is a huge advantage during this pandemic, especially since stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders are still being enforced. This is why video conferencing and online meetings among companies are now the new norms. If you’re one of those who have such a set-up but feel like your home still needs some TLC and it’s not cut out for formal meetings, we’ve come up with a collection of modern homes and scenic locations you can use on your next Zoom meeting.
These video backgrounds are perfect if you’re already tired of Zoom’s pre-set options—like the generic outer space scene and the Golden Gate Bridge—or if you just want to try something new and fun. Give these backgrounds a go and transform your home or location instantly! With all the fears and anxiety surrounding us now, a little levity could go a long way especially when we’re connecting with others!
How to change your background on Zoom:
Choose your favorite background photos and save them to your desktop. Then, on Zoom, click Account Settings. Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. Click “Virtual Background” then press the plus sign to upload the photo of your choice. It will show up as the mirror image, but you can choose to turn it off if you’d like. These scenes look pretty realistic (just don’t move around too quickly!) and will add some fun during those virtual meet-ups.
For your virtual hangouts and full-on Zoom parties:
In this time of social distancing, work isn’t the only thing we’re using Zoom for. It’s also best for your group hangouts, online parties, virtual happy hours, and more! So download these party-ready backgrounds and have fun while catching up with your loved ones and friends.
If you’re dreaming of your own outdoor space someday, why not try it out now! Pretend you’re sitting on a rattan chair or relaxing in a hammock as your workday ends.
For when you’re missing the sand on your toes:
Pretend you’re sitting in one of those lounge chairs with a cocktail ready!
Defeat cabin fever with these rustic but cozy cabin home interiors.
Reminisce about those weekend brunches at your favorite coffee shop, or pretend you’re mixing your own drinks at an industrial-style bar.