When millions of people are isolated at home, tools like Zoom become indispensable for staying in touch with loved ones and co-workers.
One of the most interesting aspects that this application offers is that it allows you to change the background, in order to hide what’s behind you (ideal to protect our privacy or if it coincides that the site where we are is not exactly beautiful).
We can place a background photograph, but it is also possible to upload a moving video. Today we are going to focus on the second case, and thanks to Zoom Exotic we can download hundreds of clips that we can use as a stage.
When we enter this website, we will see that at the top different categories appear: ‘movies and TV’, ‘pop culture’, ‘abstract’, ‘New York’, ‘party’ or ‘cute animals’.
If we prefer, at the bottom we will see a mosaic with the hundreds of videos that exist on this website, which we can sort according to the date they were created or imported.
Once we have found the one we want, we will simply have to click on the top blue button to download it and thus be able to import it into Zoom.
How to use a video as a background in Zoom
Both in the desktop version and in the mobile application it is possible to change the background. In the first case, we will have to press the Settings icon (shaped like a cogwheel) that appears in the upper right corner.
In Configuration we select “Virtual Fund” and some funds that we can use will appear. Here we are interested click on “Choose a virtual background” to load some of the videos that we have downloaded.
In the case of the mobile versionAt the bottom we will find an icon with the classic three dots at the bottom. An option called “Virtual Background” will appear, in which we can choose the clip we want to use. It should be noted that this option is currently only available for iOS.
In the mobile version, at the moment it is only possible on iOS
In a few weeks in which video calls are dominating our work and personal relationships, simple gestures like changing the background they can make this experience much more interesting and fun.