This piece is part of our COVID–19 coverage – sometimes you just need a bit of fun in your life.
Maybe your home office has a boring background, your room is a mess, or you just want to make your coworkers laugh. There are lots of reasons why you might want to try a fun background for your next Zoom meeting.
You can choose from Zoom’s presets, make your own or find predesigned ones online from places like ZoomerBackgrounds.
Here are ten of our favorites.
This joke has been floating around the internet and would definitely confuse your coworkers. Just take a video of yourself walking around in the background and set it as the background video.
Being inside got you down? Take a virtual hike during your Zoom meeting with fun nature backgrounds.
Need a cool Colorado background for your video conferences? We’ve got you covered. pic.twitter.com/Wy9zOrmE9J
— The Colorado Sun (@ColoradoSun) April 16, 2020
Many of your favorite sports teams have made virtual background specifically for Zoom that frame yourself naturally. Show some love to your hometown team!
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) April 2, 2020
This is perfect for anyone who binged Netflix’s Tiger King documentary. And it’ll be sure to spark some good arguments about Carole Baskin.
If you’re a Pokemon fan, these backgrounds are a tribute to you.
Zoom backgrounds from the Pokémon anime: thread pic.twitter.com/T1hvhrXWPE
— Matthew Verive (@immewnity) April 23, 2020
For all the meme-lovers.
I think we have a winner on the new Zoom background. pic.twitter.com/2hr06GIIDv
— Brian Clark (@brianclark) April 17, 2020
This guy made his background a video of dinosaurs randomly walking behind him.
Is this zoom background suitable for a faculty meeting? pic.twitter.com/xRK6hOsIeV
— Matthew Sisk (@MatthewLSisk) April 16, 2020
This feels relevant.
— Rickyrik (@JrLopez2007) April 24, 2020
Fangirl out during your Zoom meeting with your favorite celebrity as your background.
Bored during your zoom meetings? Now you can have your very own “Unshaven Dylan” check in on you! Just set these as your zoom background wallpaper and WOW your friends with his love and support. Comes in SMOLDERING, HAPPY, and due to popular request, WORRIED! pic.twitter.com/Q10kvj5NE2
— Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) April 17, 2020
This isn’t a background but this is hilarious. You can “rent” a llama or goat to attend your next Zoom meeting.
With different donation amounts, Sweet Farm will take you on a tour of the farm with a llama or goat. Find out more here.