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Free Zoom virtual background maker

A virtual background for every occasion

Whether you’re working in your home office, on the kitchen table, or taking a meeting on the train, connecting with colleagues from anywhere is the new normal. That’s why Canva has created an extensive range of designer-made, free Zoom virtual background templates for every occasion.

With millions of images, illustrations and icons and hundreds of fonts to choose from, you can easily customize your Zoom background and make it your own in minutes.
With the world in a state of depression, many of us have now found ourselves with a new workplace – our homes. While it is certainly cut down the commute, it is also having some interesting results; namely, our co-workers are getting a rare glance into our living space through video chat.

At least temporarily, communicating with our colleagues in this way is likely normal. To save you from the potential insults of a messy room, and frankly just lighten the mood a bit, graphic design platform Canva has released a new background creator for Zoom video calls recently.

The new tool enables users to create their own Zoom background from Canva’s library containing millions of images, illustrations and icons, and customize it with easy-to-use editing tools.

It’s not just about hiding your living room turned home office, though. If your Zoom meeting calls for something more practical, the tool also allows you to add an agenda list or an infographic to the background of your video chat.

For those who haven’t used Canva before, there are 80 ready-made templates for you to choose from, ranging from funky animations to beachside views, corporate offices to the cosmos. Or, if you’d rather, you can upload your own image or choose from Canva’s free image library.

Canva is free to use, all that’s required is to sign up for an account. For the moment, the new background creator tool is only compatible with Zoom video conferencing software.

How to create a Zoom virtual background

Choose a Zoom background template or design one from scratch.
Put your own picture or choose from our free image library.
Add your personal touch with Canva’s extensive range of free fonts and colours.
Download and share it with the world.

Easily integrate your background with Zoom.

To add your new background to Zoom, simply sign in to Zoom Desktop Client. Select Settings and ensure the virtual background option is turned on.

Next, enter your desktop application. Then, select Settings. From there, you can easily access the Zoom virtual background option and add in your bespoke background.

Ooze professionalism from wherever you are

Want to show your colleagues and clients that you mean business? With Canva, you can take a messy home and turn it into an office space that oozes professionalism—no cleaning required.

Simply choose a Zoom boardroom or office background and easily incorporate your company logo, fonts, and colour palette with a few simple clicks.

Keep your team engaged.

Are you looking to keep your next meeting on track? Canva allows you to easily add an agenda list, or even an infographic and add it to your Zoom background. Or, if you’re winding down after a long week, choose fun and quirky background that will allow your team to unwind and connect.


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