If your office has moved to remote work in an effort to flatten the curve, you’ve likely found yourself in Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. Maybe your messy kitchen isn’t the impression you wish to put forward to your colleagues and supervisors. Or perhaps you want to brighten the mood by placing a wall of marshmallows behind you. With everything going on in the world right now, your colleagues are sure to appreciate the chuckle!
Below you’ll find our 20 best Zoom background images—everything from nature & landscapes, to gorgeous home offices, and much more. Our images are high-resolution, royalty-free, and 100% free to use, even for commercial projects.
What is a Zoom Background?
How Zoom Background Works
Zoom Virtual Background is a free feature included on all Zoom Plans. It's designed to automatically differentiate between you (the subject) and your background (anything that’s behind you).
It then uses green screen technology to replace your background with a different image or video. This can make it look like you’re in an entirely different location!
The algorithm isn’t perfect, however. You may see interruptions in your background, or parts of your face disappearing on occasion. Zoom recommends that you use bright, even lighting and avoid wearing clothes that are the same colour as the walls behind you. This will give your Zoom Virtual Background the best chance of knocking your coworkers' collective socks off.
If you really want to level up your Zoom Background game, you can purchase a green screen and use a higher quality webcam. Don’t worry though, this isn’t necessary for your every day conference call.