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How to Change the Background Image in Zoom

Please note: You can only change your virtual background if you are using Zoom's desktop client. You can not change your virtual background if you are using Zoom's web portal.

See details on the Zoom desktop client here.

Please find step-by-step instructions on how to change your background image in Zoom below.

Download ready-to-use background images of Iona College here.

  1. In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings. Your profile is located in the top right corner in Zoom. Settings is one of the nested options.
  2. On the menu to the left, click Virtual Background. Virtual background is one of the options on the left.
  3. You'll see a few default background options provided by Zoom, including an outer space scene or blades of grass. Click the + icon to add a photo.
    • To upload a photo to use as your background, click the + icon next to where it says Choose Virtual Background.
    • A box will pop up allowing you to upload a photo from your computer.
    • Click on the photo you want to upload, and it will appear alongside the other pictures as an option for you to choose from.
  4. You can download ready-to-use background images of Iona College here. Just click on the download arrow located at the far right bottom corner of the photo. Click on the download arrow located at the far right bottom corner of the photo.
  5. To remove any photos you upload, tap the X in the top corner. Remove a photo by clicking the x.