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How to change the background on Zoom for meetings and parties to liven up your video calls (ZOOM)

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  • As the coronavirus closes schools and workplaces, people are increasingly turning to Zoom video calls for work and fun.
  • Zoom lets you change backgrounds to a handful that come with the app, or any image you upload.
  • People have gotten creative, designing all sorts of Zoom backgrounds and putting them online for free or at a low cost.
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Many are turning to video online calls thanks to COVID-19, the coronavirus disease.

With schools, businesses, and restaurants closed, people are increasingly moving to video calling platform Zoom for work and socializing. The company says its stock already increased more than 100% since the outbreak spread in the US.

One way to make a Zoom party or meeting a little more interesting is with a custom background. Here's how to do, and some places to find them. 

First, launch Zoom and select your profile in the top right.

A list will expand. Select the settings tab.

Another list of settings options will pop up. Select virtual background.

There, you'll see the virtual backgrounds that come with the app. I tested out the tropical island.

To add custom backgrounds, click the plus sign on the virtual background page.

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