Using Background Images in Zoom and MS Teams

Using Background Images in Zoom and MS Teams

Did you know that you can change the background of your Zoom or MS Teams video conference? Zoom allows you to use your uploaded images, while MS Teams provides a set of stock images. To add a background to Zoom, log into the Zoom app, and click on the Settings gear icon at the top right of the window. From the “Virtual Background” menu, choose a preset stock image or click on the + button to upload the desired image. Marketing has created an array of GC-branded backgrounds that you can download at https://gcunited.gcsu.edu/backgrounds-for-zoom-microsoft-teams/. In MS Teams, once you are in a video call, click on the three dots (or More Actions) on the bottom bar and select “Show background effects.” From there, you can choose to blur your background or use one of the pre-defined images. Please note that the use of background images, especially ones with motion, can distort your view.  So you may want to test an image out before you use it!

Updated: 2020-04-23
Susan Kerr
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