Looking to add a little excitement to your next Zoom meeting? Delight your friends, family, and colleagues with the best Zoom backgrounds you can download for free.
As the days of stay-at-home orders go on, many of us are looking for ways to entertain ourselves and our socially-distanced community. One easy way to do that is to change your Zoom background. Instead of your living room, transport yourself to be anywhere, anytime, and anything!
To enable Zoom backgrounds, download the Zoom app to your computer, tablet, or iPhone. (Zoom backgrounds sadly aren’t available for Android devices yet.)
If you’re using the desktop Zoom app, you can enable virtual backgrounds without starting a Zoom meeting. If you’re using the mobile Zoom app, you’ll need to start or join a meeting before you can enable virtual backgrounds. In both cases, you’ll go to the settings and enable “virtual backgrounds” to get started.
Once you’ve enabled virtual backgrounds, you can select the picture of your choice. I recommend using one of the best Zoom backgrounds below!
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Price is Right
Give your Zoom meeting a game show feel with one of the Price is Right backgrounds.
Go a step further and make yourself a Price is Right name tag to wear during the meeting. You can even play the Price is Right losing sound when someone makes a groan-worthy joke.
Set your sights on a galaxy far, far away from your living room.
You should definitely play the Imperial March whenever your boss signs into your Zoom meeting.
Spice up your next online date with one of these backgrounds from Hinge.
Marvin Gaye and Barry White might be a little too intense for date music. But I dare you to play this Elvis song.
For the next adventures of Superman, can he defeat COVID-19? That’d be super sweet.
In the meantime, Superman will be joining me in my Zoom meetings.
If you don’t walk into your next Zoom meeting wearing a motorcycle helmet with a Top Gun plane as your background, have you even lived?!
Some may use this background to showcase their impressive singing talents.
I plan to use this background with my best Simon Cowell impression. I’m sure my coworkers can’t wait!
Disney / Pixar
I do an excellent rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Remember Me“. Feel free to invite me as the entertainment for your next Zoom meeting.
Wheel of Fortune
Liven up a colleague’s important presentation with occasional shots of, “come on, big money!”
Bow down to the queen/king of Westeros! Or at least the queen/king of your Zoom meeting.
I hope your biggest decision today is whether to use The Simpsons couch or The Family Guy couch as your Zoom background.
Here’s another tough choice: Fun with flags with Sheldon and Amy? Or a cup of coffee at the Central Perk with your closest friends?
A picture of your clean living room
Okay, so this isn’t a background that you download. But this is an easy way to look like you have it together. Even if there are piles of laundry, pizza boxes, and empty glasses behind you.
The next time you clean your living room, take a picture of the portion of your living room that is typically in the background during Zoom meetings.
Load this picture as a virtual background for future Zoom meetings. It’ll look like you always have a clean living room!
I hope these backgrounds serve as a small way to bring some happiness to your life. It’s the small things that’ll get us through!
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