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Virtual backgrounds for your Zoom video conferences

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Zoom has become the perfect ally for those of us doing home office so here’s a list of some of the best virtual backgrounds for your meetings

Lately, using Zoom has become a trend during this confinement period and it has us all entertained with virtual backgrounds. It’s clear that most of us are at home, except for those who must to go out to work. But for those of us doing home office, Zoom has become the best tool to work remotely and even have dynamic personal “get-togethers.” Right, home workers?

Courtesy: Zoom

Moreover, as we all know, this video conferencing platform allows you to pick your background for each call. This makes the meeting more exciting, especially when we can’t physically change scenaries. However, in the virtual world, we have no limits.

In fact, some brands and entertainment companies have joined the trend by sharing some images. For example, SpongeBob’s Twitter account, Moulin Rouge and Pixar all have backgrounds with scenes from the iconic films.

Courtesy: Zoom

How to change your Zoom background?

It’s super simple and once you do it, you won’t stop changing it! It’s best if you have a green chroma, but if you don’t, a solid background of the same color will suffice. You can check out the steps here or follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Create a meeting or join an existing one.
  3. Click on “Choose virtual background” next to the video camera icon.
  4. Select the image you want.

And voila! You can now interact with your custom background. Remember that the settings may change depending on the version you use (mobile, desktop, or PC/Mac)

Courtesy: Zoom


Download our ACC backgrounds

Here are a few cool images for you to use as virtual backgrounds. Just right-click and save to your computer.


Disney virtual backgrounds

These Pixar backgrounds can be used for children’s online classes.

Courtesy: Pixar / Disney
Up! | Courtesy: Pixar
Courtesy: Pixar
Courtesy: Pixar


Have you already seen the RuPaul’s Drag Race backgrounds?

We love it! | Courtesy: RuPaul’s Drag Race Twitter
Courtesy: RuPaul’s Drag Race Twitter
Courtesy: RuPaul’s Drag Race Twitter
Ru Paul’s Drag Race Stage| Courtesy: RuPaul’s Drag Race Twitter, Unsplash and Karla Huerta


Download Zoom backgrounds from movies and videogames

  • John Wick
Courtesy: John Wick 3: Parabellum
Courtesy: John Wick 3: Parabellum
John Wich 3 virtual background | Courtesy: John Wick 3: Parabellum
Courtesy: Minecraft


These from Studio Ghibli are our favorite ones

Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli
Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli
Ponyo | Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli
Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli
Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli
Courtesy;: Studio Ghibli


Visit HelloBackgrounds to download wallpapers and transform your virtual workspace. You can also choose between public spaces, houses, city skylines or paradisiacal places such as beaches, forests and jungles.

Finally, in The Iris you will find more than 100,000 images of works of art that belong to Getty’s Open Content program.

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)

Karla Mariana Huerta

México, 1992. Viajera espacial y mental. Cazadora de cielos profundos. Escribo.

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