How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams

How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams
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  • Video conferencing apps have become an essential tool amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Platforms like Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams allow users to use custom background during video calls.
  • In this post, we show you how to set up custom backgrounds on Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased usage of video conferencing services such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams to conduct virtual meetings or teaching. As millions of people are using these apps, interesting features such as support for custom backgrounds are being added to attract more users.

Zoom was the first platform to allow users to use custom background during video calls and Microsoft recently introduced the feature for its users. Google Meet also supports custom backgrounds now.

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Reliance Jio has also announced its video conferencing platform JioMeet, which currently does not allow users to set custom backgrounds during video calls.

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How to use custom background in Zoom

To set a custom background in Zoom, follow the below steps:

How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams

  • Download the Zoom app on your desktop.
  • Now, open the app and click on the settings icon on the top right corner.
  • Then, click on the virtual background.
  • Now, you can select from the available backgrounds or you can use your custom background.
How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams

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  • To use your custom background, click on the ‘Plus’ button.
  • You can now select an image or a video to set as your custom background.
  • Click on ‘Add Image’ or ‘Add Video’ and select the file from your computer.
  • The new virtual background will be applied and can be previewed.
How to set custom background in Google Meet

  • Open Google Meet in your browser.
  • Now, join a meeting or start a new meeting.
How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams

  • At the bottom right corner, click on change background.
How to use custom background in Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams

  • Now, you have the option to slightly blur, completely blur your background, use a downloaded background or upload a new background.
How to use custom background in Microsoft Teams

To set a custom background in Microsoft Teams, follow the below steps:

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  • Download the Microsoft Teams app on your desktop.
  • Open the app and click on the more options mw, senu (three dots).
  • Now, select background effects.
  • Now, click on ‘Add new’ and select an image from your computer.
  • Now, click on ‘Open’ and the image will be added.
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