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How to use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
Get started on Mac, Windows, Linux and more.
It's easy to use our virtual backgrounds for a Zoom video call. Before you start, check your system is supported by Zoom. Then:
Do I need any special equipment for Zoom backgrounds?
Using green screens with Zoom
Check whether your computer, phone or tablet meets the system requirements for using backgrounds on Zoom without a green screen.
Even if your system doesn't meet the requirements, you don't usually need any special equipment to use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds. All you need is a plain wall or another surface (like a curtain) of a single color. If you're on a budget, a bed sheet hanging from a curtain pole can work well.
For the best results, it's recommended to use a green screen (also known as a chroma key) background, and good lighting to ensure uniform lighting. These are quite affordable and great pop-up versions and roller-banner versions are easily available, so it's quick to put the backgrounds away after your Zoom meeting.Download backgrounds for Zoom
What operating system supports Zoom Virtual Backgrounds?
Find out if you can use Zoom Backgrounds with your computer.
Most people can use Zoom backgrounds with a computer, running Windows 7 or Windows 10, MacOS, and iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone. Unfortunately, the virtual backgrounds feature is not supported by Zoom on devices running Android, Linux or Chrome OS.
For full information on whether you can use Zoom Backgrounds on your computer, phone or tablet, check the Zoom Virtual Backgrounds system requirements.Download backgrounds for Zoom
How do Zoom Virtual Backgrounds work?
The magic behind Zoom backgrounds
When you first experience a virtual background, it seems like magic. Zoom does some clever, technical work to hide your messy, distracting surroundings. Here's a rough guide to how it works.
If you're using a green screen, Zoom uses a special effects technique that's been applied in the TV and movie industry for some years. The software identifies any pixels in the webcam feed which match the selected colour range (usually bright green - this colour is chosen because it is unusual in most settings, so it won't be confused with the colour of clothing or skin) and it replaces those pixels with a background image of your choice. For more information on how green screen special effects work, check out this video.
If you're not using a green screen, the technique is a bit more clever, but the principle is the same. Zoom's software runs a process for each frame of your webcam picture, using sophisticated computer vision techniques (applying a form of machine learning) to identify and classify which parts of the image are background, and which parts are the video participant (you). It replaces the parts which have been identified as background with your chosen background image.Download backgrounds for Zoom
How can I look my best on Zoom calls?
Tips on lighting, camera placement and more.
Our virtual backgrounds for Zoom will help you to make the right impression on that video call. Here are some other tips you can use to make sure you look your best on camera: