Branded Zoom Backgrounds

The virtual background feature allows users to display an image or video as their background during a Zoom Meeting. Users can also upload their own images or videos as a virtual background. There are no size restrictions when uploading a virtual background but Zoom recommends cropping the image to match the aspect ratio of your camera before uploading it.

Example: If your camera is set to 16:9, an image of 1280 pixels by 720 px or 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels would work well.

Clients can push out images via their social media channels that they would like users to display on their personal virtual calls or meetings. Clients can also set up a ‘virtual party’ instructing their followers to join a video conference with them, using a particular image as the background.

Example Background

How to Upload

  1. Sign into the Zoom desktop application.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Select Virtual Background.
    • Note: If you do not have the Virtual Background tab and you have enabled it on the web portal, sign out of the Zoom Desktop Client and sign in again.
  1. Check ‘I have a green screen’ if you have a physical green screen set up (i.e. sitting behind a blank wall). You can then click on your video to select the correct color for the green screen.
  2. Click on an image to select the desired virtual background or add your own image by clicking + and choosing if you want to upload an image or a video.
  3. If prompted, click Download to download the package for virtual background without a green screen.

Zoom Tips

With Zoom becoming a major way that meetings and networking get done in the COVID-19 landscape, here are a few tips to make sure you put your best foot forward when you take your professional interactions online.

  1. Camera Angle:Place the camera slightly above eye level for the most flattering angle. If you’re using a laptop, you may need to raise it up by putting some books underneath it—just ensure its stable and won’t move once your session begins. When it’s your turn to speak, look directly at the camera—right above the person(s) on screen. When someone else is speaking, look at them.
  2. Social Distancing (on Zoom too): Position yourself a comfortable distance from the camera, approximately 3-4 feet. Avoid leaning in too closely. You can gesture as you normally would, just don’t bob around too much, which can be distracting for viewers.
  3. Lighting: Avoid being backlit (no window or bright light behind you), so that you don’t look like a dark silhouette. Position yourself so that your face is evenly lit with natural light (or overhead light that’s not too harsh), if possible.
  4. Audio: Remove yourself from an environment with ambient noise. Use your computer’s built-in speakers for quality and ease. If using a phone, put it on speaker, don’t hold it up to your ear—and be sure the computer mic is turned off to avoid interference. Headphones are also a great option so you can hear better. They also help reduce feedback noise from your or someone else’s computer.
  5. Backdrop:Use this opportunity to say something about yourself but keep it professional. Bookshelves, artwork that’s not too distracting or a wall painted with a solid color are good backdrops to consider.
  6. Relax and Smile:Get comfortable in front of the camera and let people see you are happy to be there.
  7. Internet Connection:Always check your connection before joining a meeting. Make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi and located near the router for the fastest connection. Keep your phone handy just in case.
  8. Remove Distractions (and potentially sensitive material): On your computer, close out of all documents, email and other applications before you join the meeting. You can also place your cellphone on Do Not Disturb so the noise or vibration doesn’t distract you.
  9. Fist Bumps: For meetings with colleagues, employees or other zoom users, virtual fist bumps go a long way to build unity and togetherness.

We hope you find this resourceful for your virtual meetings. Well wishes from team LHG.