In the days of quarantine, we’ve had to turn to apps like Houseparty and Zoom to get our interactive kicks. Some people are logging on to entertain themselves, but a lot of people have to join virtual meetings for work or online classes. All this forced video conferencing has made people a bit wacky and led to the use of one of Zoom’s best features: backgrounds.
You can change your Zoom background to various preset options, or add your own favorites. You can be taking a meeting in outer space, an open field, with a bunch of wild running horses or just somewhere that looks better than your actual home.
When you accidentally turn off your Zoom virtual background. pic.twitter.com/YKTbHFY7UV
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) March 26, 2020
Lots of brands and TV shows have started sharing their own Zoom background options, too, trying to make fans feel included in their world. Why not sit in a room from RuPaul’s Drag Race, or sit in your favorite arena? If you can’t travel the world right now, at least travel the best (and funniest) Zoom backgrounds we have…so far:
Me: I'm a serious scientist, working hard on molecular diagnostics and advocating social distancing to counter coronavirus.
Also me, in Zoom meetings: pic.twitter.com/mqDRfI7jvz
— Michael Baym (@baym) March 11, 2020
seinfeld zoom background for you pic.twitter.com/E9sYMrgpsr
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) April 1, 2020
The only appropriate Zoom Law Student Background: pic.twitter.com/K9nyJsxUzo
— ☆ K.G.M. ☆ 🦄 (@CanPanicNow) April 1, 2020
Forgot what I set my background to on zoom and almost joined a call with my AP Lang teacher with this pic.twitter.com/Gff4Hyp7t1
— Ans 🐸💓 (@ansaleigh) March 31, 2020
Custom zoom background is all about the flex.
Let my grandkids know their grandpa lived large. pic.twitter.com/RckbyS8iEZ
— Alex Washburne (@Alex_Washburne) March 31, 2020
— S.J. Pearce (@homophonous) March 31, 2020
— ⛈👨🏻💻⛈ (@inkedtater) March 31, 2020
Got my Zoom background sorted pic.twitter.com/2Mxa12rVcb
— George Watkins (@mrgeorgewatkins) April 1, 2020
Today I learned about Zoom backgrounds pic.twitter.com/25MohbYpJ8
— J’aime Jaime (@jaimerrill14) March 31, 2020
Here’s your new Zoom background. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/yR5UsbAuSH
— Kitze (@thekitze) March 30, 2020