A user-friendly guide for changing your virtual background to something fabulous.
We made custom Zoom backgrounds featuring a few of our favorite patterns and rooms – from happy stripes to soothing palm fronds. It’s one of the small ways our remote team tries to stay connected, and we wanted to share them with you.
We’d love to see your new background in action! Share a snapshot on Instagram and tag @annieselke.
Emily Gabriel, our VP of Design + Product Development, chose Happy Fish as her background.
Select your favorite images and get ready to Zoom.
These images are designed to work easily with Zoom—just right click on your favorites to save to your desktop:
To use your new background in the desktop version of the Zoom app, use the Settings menu (accessible through the little gear icon in the upper-right corner) and then select Virtual Background in the menu on the left.
Click the plus sign, and select Add Image. That’ll allow you to pick the Annie Selke images you just saved to your desktop. Then, when you see your new image in the grid of Virtual Background images, simply give it a click, and you’re ready to go!
How to change your virtual background on a mobile device.
Download the image or images you’d like to use, and save the images to your photos.
Open your Zoom app.
If you’re already in a meeting (look at you, multitasking!) choose the more icon (shown as three dots) in the lower-right corner; select Virtual Background, and pick your image. (The plus sign allows you to add the new custom image that you saved to your photos earlier.)
If you’re not currently in a meeting, but want to practice how it’s done… select the orange “New Meeting” button.
Choose the blue “Start a Meeting” button.
Choose the more icon (shown as three dots) in the lower-right corner
Select Virtual Background…
…and pick your image. (The plus sign shown below allows you to add the images you just saved to your photos.)
Note: For more information, check out Zoom’s instructions online.
P.S. Don’t forget to share!
We’d love to see your Annie Selke virtual background—share a snapshot on Instagram and be sure to tag @annieselke.
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