The Virtual Background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom meeting, which can provide you with more privacy or a consistent and professional look for a presentation. Depending on the device you are joining the meeting with, you can use the Virtual Background feature with or without the use of a green screen behind you, with the system requirements being higher for virtual background without a green screen.
Additionally, instead of a static image, the virtual background feature, with or without a green screen, allows you to select short videos as your virtual background. Just as with a virtual background without a green screen, a video virtual background requires more system resources, and thus has higher system requirements.
For guidance on recommended setups to use with the virtual background feature, please refer to the main support article for how to enable and set a virtual background.
If you are looking for help with Virtual Background compatibility or troubleshooting, start by checking the list of requirements outlined below to make sure your version and computer or device support this feature.
When using Virtual Background without a green screen, your outgoing video resolution is capped at 720p. To achieve 1080p when using Virtual Background without a green screen, you must meet the HD video guidelines and the following system requirements:
Note: Blurred background option requires Zoom mobile app version 5.6.6 (423) or higher.
Note: Blurred background option requires Zoom mobile app version 5.6.6 (2076) or higher.