How to change the background in Zoom on your phone

The “Virtual Background” function on the Zoom platform allows you to significantly decorate a video conference. With its help, it will be possible to replace the usual backdrop of the apartment with any picture or video, over which the participant will be visible. It is available both on computers with laptops and on mobile devices. Users will certainly be interested in how to make a virtual background on the phone in Zoom . Let’s deal with this issue.


At the moment, this function is available exclusively for devices running iOS, or to be more precise, only for iPhone . This means that owners of Android smartphones will not be able to use it, unfortunately . At the moment, the developers have no plans to port it. Moreover, models no older than iPhone 8 are supported . That is, on the “seven”, again, the function will not work.

It’s time to figure out how to turn it on:

To get started, connect to any conference or create your own.

  1. Tap the conversation screen to bring up the basic controls.
  2. Now click on the icon with the caption “More” on the bottom toolbar.
  3. In the menu that appears, select the “Virtual Background” option .
  4. Next, select one of the available skins.
  5. Optionally, click on the plus sign and upload your own image from your smartphone library.
  6. Close the preferences window.

Here you can turn everything off.

This is how the virtual background on the iPhone is activated in Zoom. I would like to discuss a few points related to the use of this function.


The backdrop is changed automatically using an integrated system. So sometimes a person may be incorrectly cropped, part of his body or clothing is replaced with a picture, etc. To prevent this from happening, the developers recommend sitting in front of a plain backdrop, preferably green (the so-called green screen). In this case, no display problems should arise.


Unfortunately, you can’t make a virtual background in Zoom on an Android phone. You can use this function in a mobile application on an iPhone or in an official client on a computer. Any image or even a photograph can be used as a decoration.


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