Using blurred background
When a custom virtual background is unavailable or not suiting your needs, but you still want to maintain some privacy with regards to your surroundings, the blur background option can be a great alternative. This option simply blurs the background of your video, obscuring exactly who or what is behind you. It's great for hiding a cluttered dorm room, taking a meeting in a coffee shop, or just keeping things professional.
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Prerequisites for using blurred background
- Zoom desktop client:
- Windows: 5.5.0 (12454.0131) or higher
- macOS: 5.5.0 (12467.0131) or higher
- Linux: 5.7.6 (31792.0820) or higher
- Zoom mobile app:
- Android: 5.6.6 (2076) or higher
- iOS: 5.6.6 (423) or higher
- Meet the system requirements for Virtual Background
- Desktop clients must meet the requirements in the "Images only without a green screen" sections
- Mobile apps must meet the device requirements for Android and iOS.
How to enable blur background
The Blur option is just a variant of the virtual background options, and is directly controlled by the Virtual Background setting. Refer to the Enabling Virtual Background section of the Virtual Background support article.
How to enable blur background during a meeting
- Sign in to the Zoom mobile app.
- While in a Zoom meeting, tap More in the controls.
- Tap Virtual Background (Android) or Background and Filters (iOS).
- Tap the Blur option.
Your background will become blurred behind you, obscuring your surroundings.