If you’re one of the millions of people that 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, here’s how to do it.
The Zoom app doesn’t support virtual backgrounds for all Android devices. It seems that only relatively new and powerful devices have the feature. Before we get started, head to the Google Play Store and make sure Zoom is updated to the latest version.
Under the “In Meeting (Advanced)” section, make sure “Virtual Background” is enabled.
Tap the screen to bring up the controls and select the “More” button.
From the pop-up menu, select “Virtual Background.” If your device doesn’t support Virtual Backgrounds, you won’t see this option.
There will be a few preloaded backgrounds you can use. Simply tap one to make it your background.
To use a custom virtual background, scroll over to the right and tap the “+” button.
Zoom will open a file manager, and you can select any image on your device. Zoom for Android does not support video backgrounds.
Once you select an image, it will appear as your background. Tap “Close” to leave the background picker interface.
That’s it! Go forth and have some fun with your Zoom calls.