Work from home and social distancing are the new normal in times of covid-19 outbreak. Let’s assume you have an official work meeting in the next hour or have to present a topic in your class via Zoom’s video meeting. You are all prepared and ready and ohh! You see that the all-set work-from-home space is ether occupied or more awful, a wreck. You don’t want anyone to see your messy surroundings during the video call.
Also, this is not the ideal time to tidy it up, or track down a nonpartisan area that allows peaceful environment as well as privacy. So what can you do? Well! We will walk you through ways on how to blur your background in a Zoom meeting. The options are incorporated directly into your Zoom account to shroud the space behind you: background blurring.
So, let’s get started.
Zoom offers users to replace their backgrounds with a virtual one. But, this virtual background is certainly not likeable by everyone as it hinders constant lighting. So, background blurring comes to the rescue.
Although late to the party, Zoom has finally offered the Blur background feature for its users in its latest 5.5.0 update, released on February 1, 2021. The new feature enables a user to blur everything in his/her surroundings and have a smooth, interruption-free video calling experience. Meanwhile, you can also go and check “virtual background” feature and can blur any picture from your phone’s gallery. Do not forget to clean sweep your pictures with the help of photo cleaner app before trying any new virtual background.
If you choose to obscure the background during mid-call you’re lucky, as that is a simple way with Zoom.
From the main meeting screen, look to the bar on the bottom (you may have to move your mouse to make it show up), where you should see a button named “Stop Video” with a facing-upward arrow in the corner. Click on the arrow, and afterwards click on “Video Settings”.
Now, a similar screen appears as in the Settings menu. So, choose “Background & Filters” from the menu. Then, select “Blur” and voila! Your background in the ongoing meeting will be blurred.
To sum up, this was a simple and easy guide on how to blur your background in a Zoom meeting. You can either blur the background before joining a video conference or during an ongoing video call. Both ways are quite straightforward and will surely make your calling experience on Zoom, a hassle-free one.
My name is Mukesh Jakhar and I am a Web Application Developer and Software Developer, currently living in Jaipur, India. I have a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science from JNU Jaipur University. I loves to write on technology and programming topics. Apart from this, I love to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature.