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Not Everyone Hates Seeing Themselves on Zoom, Study Shows
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- One contributor to rampant Zoom fatigue is thought to be the self-view feature of virtual meetings.
- But a recent study found that people less publicly self-conscious enjoyed meetings more if their faces were visible.
- Viewing yourself through a less critical lens could improve your experience.
By now, we're used to hearing about (and dealing with) Zoom fatigue . And one of the simplest ways suggested to combat it is by hiding the "self-view" feature. If greater Zoom use has lead to increased levels of exhaustion and anxiety, and research has shown that seeing yourself in a mirror can increase self-evaluation and negative affect, it would make sense that less self-viewing might make virtual meetings more bearable.
Despite this, a recent study found that some people are unfazed by "the constant mirror effect." In fact, the research suggests certain people enjoy virtual meetings more because they can see themselves.
Researchers studied participants from two groups, employees and students that attended regular virtual meetings, and found that their attitudes toward self-view depended on their level of public self-consciousness.
The findings, published in Computers in Human Behavior, showed that less publicly self-conscious participants were more likely to have positive attitudes toward their virtual meetings the more often they could see their own faces. For participants that reported high levels of public self-consciousness, seeing themselves during meetings was associated with worse attitudes.
Kristine Kuhn, PhD
At the start of the pandemic, I really disliked self-view during meetings. My colleagues also had very different opinions about requiring students to have cameras on during classes.
Study author Kristine Kuhn, PhD, wasn't a fan of self-view and wanted to explore others' experiences with the feature.
"At the start of the pandemic, I really disliked self-view during meetings," Kuhn says. "My colleagues also had very different opinions about requiring students to have cameras on during classes."
Participants completed surveys on their views toward virtual meetings and levels of self-consciousness, rating their relation to statements like "I care a lot about how I present myself to others" and "I'm usually aware of my appearance." Those with high ratings on the self-consciousness scale also disliked virtual meetings the more often their face was visible.
For both students and employees, the study reveals there's no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to camera use during virtual meetings.
"The effect of self-view depends on an individual trait," Kuhn says. "For outcome measures other than attitudes, such as learning or decision quality, there may well be trade-offs between practices that improve those outcomes and practices that make people more comfortable."
How Mirrors Affect Behavior
It's safe to say the presence of a mirror can impact a person's behavior in myriad ways. You may become aware of this when you catch a glimpse of yourself and correct your posture or make a certain face.
As a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist, much of Katherine Metzelaar's work revolves around eating disorders and the body image challenges that come from negative self-perception. Metzelaar, founder of Bravespace Nutrition , says a mirror in close proximity can sometimes produce negative effects.
"It reinforces both body checking behaviors and heightens self-objectification," Metzelaar says. "People with lots of mirrors around them or that have frequent exposure to mirrors tend to have poor self-image and increase anxiety around their body and face."
Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN, CD
I find that no matter one's personality traits they are affected by what this culture tells us our faces and bodies are 'supposed' to look like.
In her own practice, Metzelaar has seen an increase in self-loathing among patients who've had to interact over Zoom during the pandemic. During virtual sessions, she makes sure to show patients how to turn off self-view.
"I joke with my patients that they wouldn't come to session with a mirror behind me or right in front of them, so why would they do that now?" Metzelaar says.
But self-perception has proven to affect people in other surprisingly positive ways, as well. Studies have found that, in the presence of a mirror, high school students were less likely to cheat on assignments, children were less likely to lie or steal and individuals were less likely to judge others based on stereotypes around sex, race or religion.
So, if mirrors can positively affect our behavior, why are they so often menacing when it comes to self-image and mental health? This can be blamed on the unattainable beauty and body standards upheld in society, Metzelaar says.
"I find that no matter one's personality traits, they are affected by what this culture tells us our faces and bodies are 'supposed' to look like," she says. "I will add that individuals that hold themselves to high standards and have perfectionistic tendencies tend to be increasingly vulnerable to poor body image, self-image."
While the solution to this issue requires a major social shift—one, it's safe to say, that's already begun, another potential remedy involves using the mirror as a tool for healing. For example, research has also shown that affirmations spoken while in front of a mirror elicited higher levels of soothing positive emotions than ones simply spoken aloud.
Similarly, Tara Well, PhD , a professor of psychology at Barnard College, has been conducting research on mirror meditation, a method she says can reduce stress and increase self-compassion. This type of meditation involves a participant gazing at their own reflection for at least 10-15 minutes while maintaining a calm, meditative state. Participants are invited to look at themselves with the intention of kindness in order to reduce anxiety and self-criticism.
For most people, your self-image is inherently linked to your sense of self. Whether you're seeing yourself on your computer screen or in your bathroom mirror, treating yourself with kindness could improve not only your virtual workday but potentially your life.
What This Means For You
While you probably shouldn't recite affirmations to your reflection during your next Zoom meeting, viewing yourself with a more compassionate, less critical eye can be a powerful act of self-care.
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The Best Kids' Desks for Every Home Study Space and Type of Student
They'll still wiggle and complain no matter what, but at least they can do it at comfortable, stylish desks..
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With a lot up in the air lately, it's more important than ever to have the best desk for kids to help them focus on schoolwork and after-school projects. As well we know, children can struggle with attention span , especially when faced with tasks they don't want to do—such as the structured, repetitive tasks associated with schoolwork. What can you do to make homework more fun? A new desk can add a spark to study-time and can help foster a feeling of independence.
Whether this is your first time looking for a desk for your children , or you're looking to upgrade, we've gathered together the most stylish, functional, comfortable, and fun desks on the market right now.
How We Chose the Best Desks for Kids
You may be limited on space, so we've got small desks that can tuck into their bedrooms or a corner of the kitchen, desks that can rest on their laps , and even desks that two kids can use at once. We looked for desks with at least 65 percent five-star ratings and no lower than four stars overall, and we read through the reviews closely to find out what parents liked about the desks we chose to help you find the perfect fit for your family.
Read on to find our top picks in every category, including adjustable desks that grow with your child, simple standing desks for active kids, and adorable brightly colored desks that will make them feel confident and independent when they sit down to tackle homework, writing projects, or anything else that sparks their imagination.
The Best Kids' Desks to Buy Now:
Best desk for studying: melissa & doug wooden lift-top desk & chair.
- Best Bedroom Desk: Harriet Bee Glaser 44″ W Writing Desk and Chair Set
Best Desk for a Small Space: Zipcode Design Annie Desk
Best desk for two kids: ecr4kids natural bentwood multipurpose kids wooden chair set, best lap desk: baodan laptop bed table with storage, best computer desk: inbox zero reversible l-shape desk, best adjustable desk: odo kids desk and chair set height adjustable children study table with light, best standing desk: shw memory preset electric height adjustable standing desk, best stylish desk for teens: george oliver morrisville desk.
This dark wood desk may feel familiar to your kids, since it has a safety-hinged lid just like the desks used in many schools. It's well-built, with reinforced legs and a sturdy feel, making it the perfect choice for at-home schooling or homework sessions.
Parents like how well-constructed the desk and chair are, with one reviewer writing, "I was very surprised at the quality of the desk and chair; they are both very study and the finish was awesome."
The word "perfect" keeps coming up in reviews, and parents rave about how the size is just right for pre-K and younger kids. "This is the perfect desk for my 4-year-old," one wrote. "She will be starting pre-K in the fall, and so we got this desk to prepare her for any homework she may get."
To buy: Melissa & Doug Wooden Lift-Top Desk & Chair , $81.99, (originally $140.49); amazon.com .
Best Bedroom Desk: Harriet Bee Glaser 44" W Writing Desk and Chair Set
This adorable desk comes with a small hutch featuring a fun cork board and little compartments to stash away supplies. Designed for kids ages 5 to 12, it's available in five colorways—one to match almost every style and decor—including teal, black, lavender, gray, and white.
With over 1,200 five-star reviews, you can feel assured this is a desk both parents and kids love. Parents rave about the surface space, with one writing, "The desk surface is large enough to spread her workbooks and papers out and still have room for her computer." Another noted the storage space is ample, and that their daughter loved the color, writing, "There is plenty of storage for her school and art supplies too. The purple color is a purple-pink shade, which she loves."
To buy: Harriet Bee Glaser 44 , $274.99 (originally $349.95); wayfair.com .
Keep it simple with this well-priced desk available in six colorways, from wood grain to bright pink, that's easy to stash in a nook in almost any room.
Parents love how the desk works with space constraints. The ease of assembly is another plus. One reviewer noted, "This desk is perfect for my 10-year-old to do her remote learning. We needed something small and this fit the criteria. Very easy to put together. It took me and my husband about 15 minutes."
To buy: Zipcode Design Annie Desk , $54.99 (originally $59.99); wayfair.com .
This multi-tasking desk set is a great option if you have more than one smaller child, and it can be used in several different ways, not just for schoolwork. The easy-to-carry set has a desk that doubles as a table and chairs that double as stools, so the kiddos can change it up from homework to crafts or coloring. Also, since the seat heights change depending how you're using them, this set can grow with them from when they're toddlers years to bigger kids.
With more than 600 five-star reviews on Amazon, this easy-to-clean (just wipe it down) set is "extremely economical when you consider how long your child/children will be able to use it," according to one reviewer. They also shared, "Your child will love to have a table that truly fits their height, because it'll help enable them to be independent."
To buy: ECR4Kids Natural Bentwood Multipurpose Kids Wooden Chair Set , $179.54; amazon.com .
Not everyone likes to sit at a desk, and that includes kids—especially teenagers. This lap desk has pretty much everything your floor-sitting, bed-writing, couch-loving child will need to do their work, including storage, a slot for a phone or tablet, and a cup holder.
Reviewers love the handles on either side, which make it easy to move from the living room to the bedroom, with one writing, "Great help for working from home. I can carry my computer, mouse, a pen, my phone, and everything in one trip." Others note that it folds up, and, "I can tuck it under my couch."
To buy: Baodan Laptop Bed Table with Storage , $31.99; amazon.com .
Perfect for a tween or teen, this set-up combines a regular computer desk with four storage shelves , creating a spacious workspace with lots of room for books and maybe a few bobbleheads.
It's easy to put together—which is major for a busy parent—and keeps everything organized. "Finally, I can organize my things nicely," wrote one five-star reviewer. Another shared, "Compact and easy to assemble, it fits perfectly in any small space!"
To buy: Inbox Zero Reversible L-Shape Desk , $99.99 (originally $107.99); wayfair.com .
Whether we (or our wallets) like it or not, kids grow, and they grow fast. If your household is going through growth spurts, this reasonably priced adjustable desk might be just the thing to get you through the elementary school years.
The height of the desk and the chair "grow with your child" explains one five-star reviewer. Just twist and lift the table and chair as your child gets taller. They'll also love the tablet holder and built-in lamp.
To buy: ODO Kids Desk and Chair Set Height Adjustable Children Study Table with Light , $102.99; amazon.com .
Has your busy kid been standing and sitting (and standing and sitting) at the kitchen counter doing their work for the past year? It might be time to try a standing desk , like this functional, sturdy desk that comes at an incredibly affordable price, compared to many others of its kind. It comes with a cable management tray and features a digital keypad with memory presets.
Reviewers loved the value and function of this desk. "This is by far the best value of anything I've come across! It was easy to assemble, the motor works nicely and smoothly, and it looks great in my home office! Very happy with this purchase!" raved one.
To buy: SHW Memory Preset Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk , $198.87; amazon.com .
We love this desk for teenagers because it provides them with a stylish space to work as well as cute shelves and drawers they can decorate to show their personality. Desks should be a stimulating place for learning and other projects, and this solid wood desk that offers cable management is the perfect choice.
If your teen is a style star, reviewers say this is the way to go. "This desk does not disappoint. The natural wood color matches perfectly with the hardwood floors," raved one reviewer.
To buy: George Oliver Morrisville Desk , $165.99 (originally $176.99); wayfair.com .
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On the desktop app, navigate to Preferences in the settings menu. On the left side menu, go to Background & Filters .
You will then see Virtual Backgrounds , where you can choose from the preloaded options, or upload your own by clicking the plus (+) icon to the right of Video Filters .
You can choose either an image or a video as your background. You’ll see a library of the images and videos you’ve uploaded under Virtual Backgrounds .
To add or change your virtual background during a meeting, click on the upward arrow (^) next to Start/Stop Video . Click Choose Virtual Background , and select any of your backgrounds!
Top 3 tips for the best Zoom Virtual Background results:
Leave “Mirror my video” checked. Words in your background will look backwards to you, but will read normally to the other meeting participants.
For the cleanest results, have a solid color in the background - or better yet, a green screen - so that your virtual background shows up clearly.
Don’t wear clothing the same color as your virtual background. No one wants to be a floating head!
Add some fun to calls with filters and stickers
Set the mood or add levity to calls with filters or stickers. You can access both from either the desktop app, or from within a meeting.
Go to Preferences > Background & Filters
You’ll see Virtual Backgrounds and Video Filters . Click on Video Filters
Within Video Filters , you can preview the filters, sticker backgrounds, or stickers that move with you, like a graduation cap, sunglasses, or even transform yourself into a unicorn!
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Under My Video you’ll see check boxes for both Touch up my appearance and Adjust for low light . Both features will automatically adjust your video, but you can also manually adjust them using the slider
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Bored with the same backdrop every meeting? Or is your place a mess and you don't have time to tidy up before your next call? Try setting up a new Zoom background.
Whether you are working from the kitchen table of your small apartment, navigating work from home life with your roommates or partner, or you’re constantly on the move thanks to your flexible work from anywhere schedule, it can be a challenge to find a private place to have video conferencing calls or participate in online classes. Adding a Zoom background image is a good way to keep your meeting background distraction-free.
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We've compiled a list of free Zoom background image options for you to choose from for your next Zoom meeting, online class, or virtual happy hour.
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How to Change Your Zoom Background
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How to Create Your Own Background Image for Zoom
- Download the Zoom Desktop client on your Mac or Windows computer.
- Open the app and log into your Zoom account.
- Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner to navigate to Settings.
- In the left menu, click Virtual Background.
- Select one of Zoom's default background images or click the + icon to upload your own photo.
- During a Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to Stop Video and click Choose Virtual Background…to change or turn off your Zoom background.
Here are the steps to change your background on Zoom.
Change Your Zoom Background on Desktop
1. Download the Zoom Desktop client on your Mac or Windows computer.
2. Open the app and log into your Zoom account.
3. Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner to navigate to Settings.
4. In the left-hand menu, click Virtual Background.
5. Select one of Zoom's default background images or click the + icon to upload your own photo.
6. During a Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to Stop Video and click Choose Virtual Background…to change or turn off your Zoom background.
This video provides an overview of the steps above and provides additional tips for making the most of your Zoom background.
Free Backgrounds for Zoom
Zoom offers a few default image options to choose from, but it also allows you to upload your own image. Here are some free virtual background images that you can try for your next Zoom meeting.
Zoom offers a few default image options to choose from, but it also allows you to upload your own image. Here are some free virtual images that you can try for your next Zoom meeting, to ensure you’re putting your most professional background-foot forward for your next meeting.
1. Professional Zoom Background With a View
For your next meeting, nothing conveys a more professional and accomplished message than a zoom virtual background that flexes an impressive view.
2. An Enviable Bookshelf Zoom Background
To show off your well-read side, choose a professional Zoom background that showcases an impressive bookshelf.
3. Accessible and Modern Zoom Background
To display a more accessible degree of professional success, choose an office background with more modern and casual elements.
4. The Conference Room Zoom Background
For meetings that would have been executed on-site in a conference room, visually transport yourself back to the office with a modern conference room background.
5. Your Typical Workspace Zoom Background
To give a familiar feel to your next Zoom meeting, choose from our free backgrounds that reflect the realities of your typical office workspace.
6. The Modern Bookshelf Zoom Background
7. Library Zoom Background
For your next virtual meeting, take advantage of the opportunity to seemingly be joining the meeting from anywhere by choosing a background that transports you to a professional location such as this regal wing of a Los Angeles Public Library.
8. Private Jet Zoom Background
If you find yourself missing the amenities of business travel , for your next meeting choose one of our free backgrounds that reflect your jet-setter lifestyle.
It’s no secret that in the Work From Anywhere #WFA age many of us are working from home. Whether that means that you have a pristine home office to work from or often set up shop at the kitchen table, with these free home office backgrounds your colleagues will be none the wiser about the messiness level of your home work space.
9. A Splash of Color Zoom Background
To draw eyes during your next Zoom meeting, choose a home office background with a bright splash of color to liven up your screen.
10. A Cozy Home Zoom Background
To convey the message of absolute comfort, set your Zoom background to the image of a comfortable living space.
11. An Elegant Home Office Zoom Background
No matter what your home office looks like IRL, with an elegant home office Zoom background you will give your coworkers couch-envy all meeting long.
12. A Chic Home Setup Zoom Background
For a more relaxed Zoom meeting, set your background to your dream home setup. Those chic lounge chairs are a great conversation starter if you need a quick ice breaker.
13. Outdoor Office Zoom Background
Nothing screams “ultimate dream home office” like a fireplace on a patio. To whisk yourself and your coworkers away to a more temperate atmosphere, choose an outdoor home office Zoom background.
14. A Home Office Background
The only view better than the one provided by this free Zoom background is the view of all of your coworker’s smiling faces!
15. Realistic Zoom Office Background
To show your fellow meeting attendees a glimpse into what it is really like when you work out of your home office, choose a realistic home office Zoom background like this one.
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As a member of the remote workforce, you have the ability to work from anywhere. Even when you are working out of your home office, a flexible workspace, or your neighborhood coffee shop you have the opportunity to exercise your creativity and choose a Zoom background that fits your #WFA state of mind.
16. Moon Landing Zoom Background
Have you been feeling out of this world lately? Choose a Zoom background that matches your mindset, like putting yourself on the moon.
17. Alma Mater Pride Zoom Background
Perfect for a virtual class reunion or happy hour with old friends, a Zoom background that flaunts your school pride is perfect for a celebratory virtual meeting.
18. Parks and Rec Zoom Background
To bring some of your personal taste to your next video conferencing session, set your Zoom background as the desk or home of your favorite TV character. Leslie Knope’s desk from Parks and Recreation is the perfect mix of formal and fictional.
19. Vacation Zoom Background
A Napa Valley state of mind may not be the most productive mindset for a work meeting, but this Napa Valley free Zoom screen is the perfect backdrop for your next virtual wine night.
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20. Flexible Workspace Zoom Background
One of the most common choices remote workers make is to utilize their local flexible workspace . To match your Zoom background to your surroundings, choose a virtual background that reflects your love for these shared spaces.
21. Game of Thrones Zoom Background
Just now catching up on the last season of Game of Thrones? To match your Zoom background to your current pop culture obsession, join your next meeting from the Iron Throne to draw eyes and command respect.
22. Background for Zooming on the Go
One perk of the Work From Anywhere lifestyle is the ability to constantly be on the move. To reflect your highly-flexible work routine, choose a Zoom background that showcases your love of travel.
23. Bali Zoom Background
If your annual vacation was postponed this year, take advantage of free Zoom backgrounds to get the gorgeous views that you’re missing without leaving your virtual meeting. The more scenic your Zoom background is, the closer you will get to your dream vacation.
Bold and Solid Zoom Virtual Background Images
For a large Zoom meeting, a background image that is too busy or detailed runs the risk of being distracting to the other meeting attendees. When you want to stand out without attracting too much attention, a solid image background that is more than a blank black or white box hits the sweet spot.
24. The Fine Art Zoom Background
The Open Content Program from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute is where you'll find over 100,000 free, downloadable images of works of art.
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25. Lush Greenery Zoom Background
For a calming, natural Zoom background choose an image that is overflowing with lush flora.
26. Classic Brick Zoom Background
For a sturdy, familiar Zoom background that conveys composure choose a classic brick wall.
27. Outer Space Zoom Background
To take your next Zoom meeting to the next level— and by next level, I mean next galaxy— set your background to a shot of the cosmos.
28. Autumn Drive Zoom Background
To have the environment of your next Zoom meeting match the environment outside your window, set your virtual background to a crisp fall woodland scene.
29. Peaceful Nature Zoom Background
To add a layer of peace to your next virtual meeting, set your Zoom background to an image of a vibrant forest under a calming layer of fog.
30. Northern Lights Zoom Background
To transport you and your colleagues far, far away choose a free Zoom background image of one of the wonders of the world— like the Northern Lights— to spark creativity.
31. Desert Dunes Zoom Background
The ultimate sign of progress and strength, set your Zoom background to an artful image of sand dunes to inspire your team to always be moving forward.
If you want to get creative, try designing your own Zoom background image. Use a photo you've taken or check out free stock photo sites like Unsplash , Pexels , and Pixabay to find a fun Zoom background image.
Zoom Background Image Dimensions
Whether you want to change your background to a photo of your pet or favorite vacation destination, you'll need to crop your image so it fits Zoom's background image dimensions. Your image will need to have an aspect ratio of 16:9. Cropping your image to 1280 x 720 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels should work well.
You can also use a template, like the templates offered by Canva , to design a Zoom background image of your own.
We hope you enjoy these Zoom background options! Share a snapshot of your Zoom background with us @OwlLabs – we'd love to see which images you select for your next meeting.
Looking for more? Read everything you need to know about Zoom next.
50 Free Zoom Video Backgrounds To Look Professional On Calls
Looking for some of the best free Zoom backgrounds for your next virtual meeting?
Whether you are working from home or socializing with family and friends, it seems that everyone is now using Zoom Video to abide by the social distancing that is the new normal. Between cooking three meals a day, entertaining your pets, home-schooling your kids and sorting Marie Kondo style, the last thing on your mind is cleaning up before powering up Zoom for your video call.
Enter the Virtual Background feature of Zoom. These free Zoom backgrounds will spruce up your home office setting and set the stage for a professional remote work experience for all of your conference calls.
If you haven’t used the virtual background setting on Zoom yet, it’s uber-easy to do. Here's the step-by-step process on how to use the best Zoom backgrounds for your calls:
Step 1: Go into Preferences/Settings of Zoom and click on “Virtual Background.”
Zoom comes with some (pretty bad) default virtual backgrounds to use. That’s where we come in. We’re going to give you quick, free and easy backgrounds to use for Zoom.
Step 2: Download the Zoom background images you like.
Explore our mini-library of some of the best professional Zoom background images and home office background images, and download the ones you like for free.
Step 3: Add your background to Zoom.
Add the downloaded image to your Zoom library. To add use the + sign.
We’ve included a few living room ones, which will help establish that you are at home, but perhaps at a nicer home (or at least cleaner) than you actually have.
And we’ve tossed in a couple of fun ones if you want to show off your non-moving model roommate. Who doesn’t want to have a chiselled roommate hanging out on the couch?
Importance Of Beautiful Office Backgrounds On Zoom
Our homes are often not as well-organized as wed like them to be. If you have toddlers or if you're living alone who hasn't had the time to clean, there may be things in the background that you don't want your colleagues or clients to see. It is not exactly the ideal setup to sell oneself as being professional and trustworthy. But beautiful office background for Zoom (or Google Hangouts) solve this issue. All you have to do is pick a background you like (we've got a ton of high resolution Zoom backgrounds below that you can download for free) or have something branded that shows off your business and helps spread that extra awareness.
It's a great way to hide the mess and highlight what's important.
However, there are a couple of things to remember when setting up your personal background.
You need proper lighting.
You need to be in a very good lit room (this'll help you create a contrast between yourself and the background).
You want to reduce the distracting halo-effect that you have probably noticed in the past meetings.
Avoid having windows at your back so you do not present a dark silhouette.
Try to remain stationary. Anytime your webcam sees movement (color changes), it tries to adjust the lens creating an effect.
Avoid having people walk behind or around you.
Top Tips For Choosing A Zoom Background:
- Pick a background image that matches your personal style, or alternatively, go for something that is completely the opposite and make people smile!
- Dress for the occasion. Wear for a conference call the same outfit that you would wear to the office.
- If you can, have a solid, one-color background image behind you. What works best is if you have a light or white-colored wall or curtain behind you.
All of the background images that we have included here are tested to work with the Zoom Video Virtual Background feature. You'll notice that there are no watermarks, and that we have focused on providing realistic backgrounds. No shots of the beach, the Milky Way or sunsets here. You don't want your background to distract your colleague or potentially have a client think that you are unprofessional in any way.
Installation Tips For Your Zoom Background:
For your computer or laptop.
Scroll through the images here and simply click on one to download it to your computer. Then open Zoom and add it to the Virtual Backgrounds setting.
For your iPad
Over the image, tap and hold your press and select "Add to Photos". Then go to your Zoom app and in the top right corner, click on the three dots / "More". Then tap on Virtual Background. A selection and mini menu will appear along the bottom of the screen. There are usually 3 default virtual backgrounds there. None of them are appropriate to communicate a work at home setting.
Tap on the Plus (+) sign to add the background image you've downloaded from here. A "Photos" box will pop up. If you have a lot of photos on your iPad you might need to wait for a while for the preview images to load. Your most recent image/photo should appear in the bottom row.
Tap on the background image you want to use, and then tap on "Done". There you go! Now tap on the X in the top corner to get back to the main Zoom page.
For your iPhone
Yes, you can even use Virtual Backgrounds on your iPhone. Make sure the background image is saved to your Photos.
Then launch the Zoom app, sign in and start a New Meeting. You'll be the only one in the meeting. Tap on "More" and then on Virtual Backgrounds. Tap on the Plus (+) sign to add the background image.
A "Photos" box will pop up. If you have a lot of photos on your iPhone you might need to wait for a while for the preview images to load.
Your most recent image/photo should appear in the bottom row. Tap on the background image you want to use, and then tap on "Done". There you go! Leave the Meeting.
Go into Settings (of the Zoom app) and click on Meetings. Scroll down to "Keep Virtual Background For" and make sure that "All meetings" is selected.
Zoom Background Images Set Up Tips:
- Try and use natural light coming in from a window to light the front and/or side of your face. Do not have a window behind you as you will be backlit and your face will be dark and shaded.
- If you can, have a solid, one-color background behind you. What works best is if you have a light or white-colored wall or curtain behind you.
- If you can, try to match the primary color of the background image to the actual background color that will be behind you. Try them out and let us know on Instagram or Twitter, which Zoom background images you like best.
Tips For Looking Your Best On Camera:
Face the camera.
You want the camera pointing directly at your face. Not from the side, or from below. Try to have the camera at the same height as your eyes. When someone has their laptop sitting on the couch cushion beside them the angle is unflattering, and unprofessional. Just don't do it!
Dress for the occasion
Wear for a conference call the same outfit that you would wear to the office.
Don't be a 'floating head'
Solve this by having your camera capture all of your face as well as your shoulders and some of your upper body. We see a lot of people leaning in too close to the camera - sometimes you can't even see their chin!
Check on your lighting
Natural light is best. But if you have a dark room, or are doing a call in the evening, position your lighting to be coming from the top, side or directly towards you. You really want to avoid having your light source come from below. Let's say you have a lamp on the floor and the light is shining on your face from below your chin -- you'll end up with an unflattering look that can be solved by simply moving your lamp.
Like your mother said, sit up straight
Consider using a pillow behind your back to support your lower back. Slouching, or laying in bed or on the couch is just not acceptable. If you don't have a desk handy, then stand up. It'll keep you focused and attentive.
Use Airpods or small bluetooth headphones
The benefit is three-fold. Firstly you will avoid hearing an echo or feedback . The microphone in your Airpods or headphones will pick up a more natural sound of your voice. And thirdly, you will look better than if you use a massive over-the-head set of wired headphones.
Wear an outfit this is a different color than the background
You are sitting in front of. The Zoom software is working to differentiate you from the background you are in front of so you'll make it a lot easier for definitive capture of your whole face and body if you aren't blending in the background color of the wall behind you!
Just like a TV News Anchor, try to maintain virtual eye contact
Look directly into the camera lens, especially when others are talking. And of course, when you are talking. Looking at the camera communicates that you are listening to the person speaking. And looking at the camera when you are speaking helps you communicate your message to the person on the other side of the camera.
Free Zoom Backgrounds For Download
Here are some of the best professional Zoom background images including neutral backgrounds for Zoom meetings and home office backgrounds that you can use for your Zoom virtual background. Plus two backgrounds that are just for your friends. You'll know them when you see them.
This minimalist home office backdrop by Samantha Gades is one of our favorite Zoom Virtual Backgrounds that we highly recommend:
These next two background shots are of the same livingroom. Add realism to your background by interchanging these from day to day!
These last two are just for laughs. Not recommended for work conference calls , but rather for close friends who will share a laugh with you about your model roommates:
Professional Tips for Video-Conferencing From Home
2020 changed the world and how we communicate for good. Face-to-face conversations went behind the screen in a matter of days. Be it business or personal, people started connecting with each other through video-conferencing tools. We reached out to professionals and entrepreneurs across industries to find out their top tips for video conferencing from home. From lighting to wifi, and more, find helpful pointers to make your video-conferencing profile more professional.
Let's dive in!
1. Manage the mute
When you get on, make sure you’re not muted. There is nothing more frustrating than getting onto a call to see the person on the other end gesturing wildly because they can’t hear you, or you pose a question and get back silence, and when the other person realizes their volume is off, they’ve lost their point.
Similarly, if you’re not speaking, go ahead and mute, but make sure to remember you’ve done it! And make sure any extraneous devices have been muted. In today’s times, when families are working in shared space, muting is welcome. Not muting your microphone is the new reply all.
2. Set your office or makeshift desk in a quiet, well-lit area of your home
When video conferencing, you really want to avoid being in a dimly lit room (which can result in a poor, grainy video quality) or using harsh, artificial lighting (which emphasizes shadows and can be unflattering as well as make you look tired).
The more natural light you can access, the better. Ideally, position your computer in a window sill or right in front of a large window, with your computer’s camera lens facing inwards so that your face is being lit by the natural sunlight.
Natural lighting is much more flattering and will do wonders for your video presentation skills. Plus, being near natural light is generally better for your psychological mindset, especially with so many of us being trapped inside all day.
3. Focus on listening and being engaged
Just like when you are in an in-person meeting with a group. This way the meeting stays efficient, people are listening and only speaking when there is something of benefit to be mentioned. By trying to multi-task or zone out during a video conference you are not only wasting your time, but the rest of your teams. This type of behavior is pretty easy to spot also - so please do your best to stay engaged!
4. Combine wired Internet line with cell phone data
Most remote workers don't know that they can combine their wired Internet line with the Internet connection in their cell phones to create a single aggregated faster and more robust Internet connection. This technology is called Broadband Bonding. Remote workers can plug in their wired Internet line such as DSL, Cable modem or fiber into a home office version of a broadband bonding router and then set their cell phone in personal hotspot mode so that the broadband bonding router can connect to it wirelessly.
With this method, the home network will have two connections to the Internet, namely the traditional wired Internet service and the Internet connection in their sim card and the two Internet connections can be aggregated for a single faster and more reliable connection. Some broadband bonding routers further support optimizations for live video applications which will further improve video conferencing quality and fidelity.
5. Keep your background neat and not too cluttered
One thing that people neglect to pay enough attention to before they participate in a video call is the background. You want to find a spot without a lot of distractions or large objects hovering over your head. And if there are windows, make sure they are covered with blinds so you don't have a lot of backlight.
You want the viewer to focus on you , so make sure that what is behind you is neat and not too cluttered. Once you have created an orderly background, position yourself so the viewer can see you from the shoulders up, and your head is centred in the screen, or slightly higher.
6. Check your internet speed before starting a video conference
What people don't realize is just how resource-intensive video conferencing can be, especially in HD. If you're experiencing choppy video or audio, or others are saying your own quality is choppy, it may be because you don't have the bandwidth to spare.
Use a site to check your current internet speed before you start a video conference. You need about 1 to 1.5 mbps to have a decent experience, and that's with only one person in the conference. If your whole team is joining in, add another 1mbps per person, which can quickly put a strain on your internet.
Next, check your network usage. On a Windows PC you can do this through the task manager. See what's taking up the most bandwidth and ideally pause or stop the process before your conference. After that, check all devices connected to your network. Make sure your phone is off wifi, double check to see if anyone else is streaming something, and try to isolate internet usage as much as possible for the best conference quality.
7. Make sure nobody is using the microwave
Microwaves interfere with WiFi signals because physically they are the same thing. Both produce electromagnetic waves with frequencies around 2.4GHz. The microwave door should theoretically block the majority of the radiation but the fact is there are always leaks and because the amplitude of these waves is much higher than those emitted by your WiFi router, it can lead to a loss of connection.
One option is to make sure your router and workstation are further away from the microwave if it is going to be used while you are working and taking video calls. Another option is to connect to your router using an ethernet port instead, then you won't be using WiFi so it won't be a problem.
If you are experiencing drop-outs it may be a result of your neighbour's microwave if they are in close proximity. If you are generally having a bad experience with video calls over Wifi, switch to a hard-wired Ethernet connection and it should lead to a smoother experience.
8. Invest in computer connected microphone
When video-conferencing from your home virtually, you need to keep in mind audio quality. Using your computer or phone audio is not good enough to wow everyone listening and will usually have a scratchy and unfocused quality. Instead invest in an inexpensive usb computer connected microphone and your audio and presentation quality will increase exponentially. Many people don't realize how much audio affects the overall feel or quality of their video-conference presence, but it actually makes a very big difference and makes you sound much more professional when it's high-quality.
9. Adjust the camera to properly frame you
The direction where you point your video conferencing camera matters. Head: Watch your head space. Adjust the camera to properly frame you from slightly below the shoulders to the top of your head. Make sure there isn’t a lot of space above your head to keep the focus on your face. Adjust your laptop screen or web cam until the top of your head barely touches the top of the screen in the video image of you that's projected into the conference. Cutting off a little bit of the top of your head is better than a lot of empty space above it.
Nose: Place your camera or laptop directly at eye level or slightly higher. You don’t want people looking up your nostrils.
Eyes: Look AT the camera, NOT the screen. People tend to either look at themselves when on a video conference call or they look at others on the screen. Webcams are typically right above the screen so to appear like you’re looking at your audience, keep your gaze above the screen and look directly into the camera. If your eyes are looking elsewhere you can look bored and distracted.
10. Make sure your background is well-lit
Video conferencing is a big part of life as a professional. Whether that's casually chatting with other business professionals, giving virtual lessons, or speaking to large groups at events, the biggest and best thing anyone can do for at-home video conferencing is to research and invest in proper stage lighting to ensure that they and their background are properly lit.
Nothing's worse than an unclear, sun-glaring, or dark and dingy screen! Proper lighting is especially important if you'll be showcasing a product or giving a live demonstration of something. Luckily, there are a plethora of Youtubers out there handing out solid advice on what sort of equipment to get; but I've personally found that just a basic trio of softbox lights does the trick!
One method to try is called Three-Point Lighting. In this set-up, you'll be positioned in front of the camera and will have a light on each side of you (one at full intensity and the other at around half). The last light will be set to a low-intensity, in the back. This will help you achieve more depth and will give your video a much more professional and dynamic look.
Attractive Zoom Backgrounds
These are just a few tips to improve your presentation when on a video call. Do you have any special tips that have helped you improve your video-conferencing? Share them with us!
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50+ Best Office Zoom Backgrounds 2023
Since the global coronavirus pandemic began, Zoom and other video conferencing platforms have made it easier for individuals, teams, and organizations to easily connect without leaving their homes.
1. Virtual background with a view
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The best part is that you no longer have to worry about the messy background of your study or living room when you’re about to hop on an important Zoom call. You can quickly change your Zoom background to literally any classic or modern look you prefer and give your chat a more professional feel.
Zoom does provide some default image options, but you can always upload your own image and turn it into your Zoom background .
Whether you want a classic office background or a more modern look, here are 30+ top office Zoom backgrounds you can use to replace your messy background with a more professional one.
Best Office Zoom Backgrounds
There are plenty of office backgrounds you can use for your Zoom meeting that will virtually upgrade your space with options that add sleek furniture, a well-organized library, or some lush greenery. Here are our top picks for the perfect office Zoom backgrounds to upgrade your next conference call .
For your next Zoom meeting, you can use a virtual background with a view to convey a professional and accomplished message. This background flexes an impressive view that adds some luxury flair to your virtual Zoom meetings.
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Many people love to use the bookshelf background for their Zoom meetings. Show off your well-read side with this enviable bookshelf Zoom background for a touch of professionalism.
Give your room a different look with more modern and casual elements that display a more accessible degree of professional success.
Nothing says professional or office like a conference room background. This is ideal for meetings that you’d have had physically at a boardroom or conference room, so you can visually transport yourself back there with this background.
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A bright and airy conference room makes for the perfect modern office Zoom background. Add a cheery succulent at the center, a pop of colorful furniture and natural lighting from the windows and you’re all set.
If you want the familiar feel of your physical workstation, you can add this background to your next Zoom meeting. Find one that’s closest to what your typical office desk looks like, look professional, and avoid distractions on your calls.
Need a more modern take on the popular bookshelf Zoom background? This aesthetically pleasing yet colorful visual is not only professional and clean but also highlights your love for the written word.
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This regal background is set in the Livraria Lello, the most beautiful street bookstore that’s visited by hundreds of people daily. You could be anywhere, but this virtual meeting will instantly transport you to a professional location.
Like the corner office but your boss hasn’t given you one yet? Create your own stunning corner office with a view and be the envy of the team.
If you’re a blogger and hold regular virtual meetings with your clients, this Instagram-worthy office Zoom background is a great choice. You get a bright and cheery look along with inspirational quotes and a bouquet of flowers to complete the look.
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This office background features a renovated work from home space with a unique centerpiece and table made from reclaimed wooden flooring. It says you work from home but in a professional yet serene working space.
This office Zoom background displays an open floor plan with a minimalist setup of furniture. It’s a good way to depict professionalism in a simple and clean look without the clutter.
If you want a professional-looking dark home office Zoom background, this is your best bet. On the table is a laptop with a marble cover and bright windows that bring in the light, setting the tone for you to get some work done.
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This is the kind of office Zoom background that sends a message to your boss that they need to spruce up the office. The conference room sports a rusty chic look, and the wooden table, artwork, view, and chandelier add to its beauty.
This office Zoom background brings in lots of natural light as though you were right outside the office. The background works best if your home doesn’t have as many windows.
If you want to show that you’re still busy even if you’re working from home, this office Zoom background will portray that. It kind of says that you took time off your busy schedule to attend the Zoom meeting, and also gives a nostalgic feel to working at the physical office.
If you need a background with some inspirational messages, this Zoom background is a great choice. It gives the impression of a refined workspace that impacts the quality and kind of work you complete. There’s just something about having a quote in the background or on your device’s screen, a cute succulent on the table, and some artwork.
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If you don’t feel like staying in your office or workstation, try this chic Zoom background to give the effect of an office lounge space.
If you’re missing your colleagues at the office, this Zoom background can make it feel like you’re right there with them and not at home alone.
If you’re used to working from home and just don’t feel like going back to the office again, you can use this Zoom background as your home office setup. The chic setup makes for a great background that also makes working in your pajamas feel a lot more professional.
This chic Zoom background portrays excellence and professionalism thanks to the white and black theme. The modern conference room is also well lit with a long table, executive conference seats, and a huge screen that you’d find in many boardrooms.
This cute aesthetic office Zoom background is not only professional but displays an organized setup that has an impact on your productivity. The white walls, light gray chairs, white table, and a pop of color from the two succulent plants and wooden walls are a great way to create a professional work from home environment.
You can hide your messy living room or bedroom space with this cozy and modern office Zoom background. The dark wood and pops of yellow also give the feeling that you’re working from an expensive coffee shop or restaurant.
This minimalist conference room Zoom background features black chairs with a touch or two of greenery for the perfect virtual team meeting.
This Zoom background blends a pop of color from bold water paintings and greenery with the bright light aesthetic of the living room created by the white and black table for a professional yet chic look.
If you want to create the illusion of a neat and tidy little home office space, this creative workspace Zoom background is the perfect option. It features a natural aesthetic with some paint cards and greenery, making it a cute workspace from where all your ideas for the meeting will flow.
Leather seats, warm wood tones, and a huge bookshelf make this office Zoom background a must-have if you want to create the feel of an elite yet cozy setting for your next meeting.
If you’re the boss or CEO of the organization, and you’re constantly hopping on one business flight to another, this private jet Zoom background is suitable for your next meeting. It’s not only modern but also reflects your business jet-setter lifestyle.
This home office features a splash of bright colors that will liven up your screen and draw eyes to you during your office Zoom meeting.
This is a great office Zoom background that shows how exuberant your space is. It features a clear glass top table, flat-screen TV, and chic black and white chairs for the perfect home office.
If you want to depict a relaxed setting, you can set it to this beautiful office Zoom background and create a dream home office setup. If you need a quick icebreaker, these chic lounge seats are a great place to start off the conversation.
If you want a home office with the feel of a studio apartment, you can use this office Zoom background to create that effect. The background features a gray fabric sofa, with a patterned rug and some greenery for a pop of color.
Yellow oozes activity and energy, which is great when you want to make people feel happy and excited about the meeting. This Zoom background will make you feel active and energized too so be ready to participate more in the meeting compared to your coworkers.
This office Zoom background is a great choice if you want to show the beauty, space, and exuberance of your home office. The large windows also give the illusion that you’re enjoying an unobstructed view of the outdoors even though the reality is different.
Grey may not be the best color for an office, but the color can be found in offices that attempt to look modern and sleek. Grey also suggests reliability, maturity, modesty, and security even though it feels like a dull color.
This Zoom background is great as it has natural tones with simple multicolored throw pillows on a gray couch and a succulent on the table for that office lounge effect.
This office Zoom background is great if you want to change things up in terms of color and furniture. It’s also a great way to represent who you are, but make sure you don’t wear white as you may just end up blending into the background.
Brown has a grounding effect but its strength lies in its restorative qualities and stability. This office Zoom background evokes your connection to nature while relaxing and comforting you as you’re in your meeting.
It could be a good option to use if your video call involves more mature and older executives at the office.
Add a touch of greenery to your office Zoom background for a clean and easy but professional look. Plants help increase productivity and replenish focus while improving workplace happiness even during your meeting.
Color evokes strong emotions. How light or dark the color is can change how the color makes you or others feel. This office Zoom background gives off a feeling of activity, endurance, and enthusiasm but it’s best used as an accent color more than the main color.
The orange couch in the background is enough to depict productivity and excitement to be at the meeting.
White is a great color in the office but doesn’t overdo it. This image creates an empty clean office Zoom background you can work with, along with accents of olive green, blue, and some grey to break the monotony.
The background offers simple lines, plenty of light, and professionalism so you can enjoy your meeting with your team.
This background oozes boldness thanks to the bold picture on the wall, the grey wallpaper, and the fireplace. The colors blend together and help you show off a little of your personality in your home office.
Blue in an office gives a calming effect that can lower blood pressure and slow breathing. The tranquil feeling stimulates the mind and helps increase productivity.
This office Zoom background not only gives off the blue vibes but also has lots of light, which will make you look bright and focused. Who knows, it may also ease the minds of your coworkers and CEO during the meeting.
This office Zoom background features a cute gray leather rolling armchair beside a white wooden computer desk with a little potted plant. It looks like a professionally designed cubicle at the office and features simple color blends with a minimalist design.
If you’re artistically inclined, this painting office makes a great Zoom background choice that highlights your creative side without directly showing off your work.
We can’t overemphasize the fact that green helps bring a sense of calmness and happy feelings to the room.
At the office, you can achieve this by adding green plants around your desk or space, but if you’re on a Zoom call, you can use this background that brings the bright light with natural green plants to reduce tension or frustration during the meeting.
Blue imparts feelings of trustworthiness and dependability while giving your team peace of mind compared to using vibrant colors like red, yellow, and orange. This office Zoom background will help you focus on the meeting and make you feel more productive.
If you want to have a feeling of being at the office with the whiteboard, marker pens, and big presentation screen around you, this is a great Zoom background to bring it out.
It’s a great way to bring your office space into your home especially if you always have brainstorming sessions with your team.
Mahogany brown is associated with solidarity, maturity, strength, comfort, reliability, and earthiness. Using this office Zoom background will give off that classical yet experienced feeling even if your office doesn’t look like that in reality. It may be a little too brown but can definitely work wonders during a virtual Zoom call.
An open office space with several shelves and a doorway frame is a fantastic option for an office Zoom background. You can position yourself in such a way that the shelving in the background and the doorway frame your body to make people think you’re actually there.
A minimalistic design is way better than the messy background of your actual living room or bedroom. This Zoom background will make you the envy of your coworkers as they marvel at how beautiful your office is.
Plus, it highlights your work and home, and it gives off a nice professional breeze.
Want to convey comfort during your Zoom meeting? This background suggests that your home office is way cooler than working at the old office. It depicts a comfortable living space with absolute comfort but with a professional touch.
Your home office may not look anything close to an office in real life, but with an elegant background like this one, your coworkers will call you immediately to ask where you got it from.
You can add an outdoors effect to your home office background that will scream to your coworkers that you have the ultimate dream home office. Choose a background with a temperate atmosphere that will help others feel relaxed during the meeting.
An office with a view is always everyone’s dream office. This office Zoom background will make others think that your home is an exciting space to be in even if it’s not what it seems, but still looks and feels real.
Sometimes you just want a background that’s as close to what your actual home looks like. This office Zoom background shows your coworkers (especially those who know your home), what it’s really like when working from home and has a realistic feel to it.
Video conferencing services are very popular today, allowing you to meet with coworkers, friends, or family when you can’t meet in person.
Zoom made all this possible but went a step further to create virtual backgrounds that let you change your background and pretend to be at the office, beach, library, and pretty much anywhere you want.
If you’re bored with the same backdrop you use in every meeting, or you just want to feel like you’re in a different environment each time, a new office Zoom background can help with that.
Whether you’re working from your small apartment, bedroom, or kitchen table, these 50+ office Zoom backgrounds can be used during any meeting to make you look professional and keep your meeting free of distractions.
Try each of them each time you have a Zoom call, there are enough of them to go around for every meeting.
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