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Virtual backgrounds in Zoom

Step 1:

Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.

Step 2:

Click your profile picture and then click Settings.

Step 3:

Select Background & Filters.

Step 4:

Check I have a green screen if you have a physical green screen set up. You can then click on your video to select the correct color for the green screen.

Step 5:

Click on an image to select the desired virtual background. You can also choose from some Rutgers University backgrounds:


Or add your own image by clicking + and choosing if you want to upload an image or a video. Individual departments and units may also provide approved Rutgers backgrounds for members of the university community to use on Zoom.

If prompted, click Download to download the package for virtual background without a green screen.

Additional Information

  • Ensure that you are using a solid background color.
  • After you select an option, that virtual background will display during your meetings.
  • To disable Virtual Background, choose the option None.