If you’re 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. The Android app can also use this feature, so here̵7;s it.
The Zoom app does not support virtual backgrounds for all Android devices. It seems that only relatively new and powerful devices have the function. Before we begin, go to the Google Play Store and make sure Zoom is updated to the latest version.
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You must now ensure that the virtual background feature is enabled in your Zoom account. This must be done from the Zoom website. Log in and go to the “Settings” section of your profile.
In the “In Meeting (Advanced)” section, make sure “Virtual Background” is enabled.
Then open the Zoom app on your Android phone or tablet. Join a meeting or create a new meeting with video enabled.
Touch the screen to bring up the controls and select the “More” button.
Select “Virtual Background” from the pop-up menu. If your device does not support virtual backgrounds, you will not see this option.
There will be some pre-installed wallpapers you can use. Just tap one to make it your background.
To use a custom virtual background, scroll right and press the “+” button.
Zoom opens a file manager and you can select any image on your device. Zoom for Android does not support video backgrounds.
Once you have selected an image, it will appear as your background. Press “Close” to exit the background selector interface.
That’s all! Go ahead and have fun with your Zoom calls.