How to Use a Virtual Background in Zoom for Android

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If you are one of the millions of people who have used Zoom for video conferencing, you know that virtual backgrounds are a big deal. These virtual backgrounds can replace the real background behind you. Android app can use this feature as well, here’s how.

the Zoom The app does not support virtual backgrounds for all Android devices. It seems that only relatively new and powerful devices have this feature. Before you start, go to the Google Play Store and make sure Zoom is updated with the latest version.

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Now you need to make sure that the virtual background feature is enabled on your Zoom account. This must be done from the Zoom on the site. Log in and access the “Settings»From your profile.

zoom website account settings

In the “In a meeting (advanced)” section, make sure that “Virtual background” is enabled.

enable virtual backgrounds

Then open the Zoom app on your Android phone or tablet. Join a meeting or create a new meeting with video enabled.

zoom video call

Tap the screen to display the controls and select the “More” button.

tap more in video call options

From the context menu, select “Virtual background”. If your device doesn’t support virtual backgrounds, you won’t see this option.

select a virtual background

There will be a few preloaded backgrounds for you to use. Just tap on one of them to make it your background.

select a background

To use a custom virtual background, scroll right and press the “+” button.

add custom background

Zoom will open a file manager and you can select any image on your device. Zoom for Android does not support video backgrounds.

select an image for the background

Once you select an image, it will appear as the background. Press “Close” to exit the background picker interface.

close background selections

That’s all! Go ahead and have fun with your Zoom calls.

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