Editors’ Picks: Zoom Wants to Liven-Up Your Meetings With Animated Backgrounds
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— Animated Zoom Backgrounds —
Why we love it: Working from home presents some unique challenges. One of them being the pile of laundry in the corner of your room you’ve been saying you’ll get to for a week. Not the impression you want to make on your boss? We get it. With Zoom’s animated backgrounds you never have to worry about what may be stealing your spotlight in meetings.
Working from home can invade your privacy. When you’re gearing up for your third Zoom call of the day, it can be easy to overlook what may or may not be hiding in the background until it’s too late.
Zoom has now launched 10 new animated backgrounds to bring some personality back into your workflow and save you from possible embarrassment. Each display was designed by a graphic artist with the intention of bringing some fun back into working from home.
The collection of designs features the work of, Ana Jaks, David Leutert, Enisaurus, Estudio Santa Rita, Gustaf Hjalmars, Jiaqi Wang, Jonathan Ball, Josefina Schargorodsky, Lindsey Wright, & Mel Cerri.
Each video background can be uploaded the same way you would a photo background. Once downloaded, users can go to their settings, select a virtual background, upload, and enjoy their next meeting!