10 Fun Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom Baby Shower

10 Fun Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom Baby Shower

May 1, 2020

10 Fun Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom Baby Shower

10 Fun Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom Baby Shower
10 Fun Virtual Backgrounds for your Zoom Baby Shower

With social distancing comes a whole new world of video chats, webcam meetings and virtual parties. Even if you’re meeting with your most cherished loved ones, we get it—sometimes things can get a little dull. If you’re using Zoom as your video service, good news: there’s a fairly easy way to liven things up a bit.

If you’ve never seen or used virtual backgrounds on Zoom, here’s the lowdown: it’s an image that overlays everything in your video except you, giving you a fun, festive backdrop for your virtual baby shower. (Basically, it covers up whatever is behind you.)

Have a messy house or apartment you don’t want your shower guests to see? Want to host your shower in a virtual park or beach (without leaving isolation)? Or maybe you want a special background to fit the theme of your virtual baby shower. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Check out Babylist’s custom and curated virtual Zoom backgrounds below. We gathered them for you with virtual baby showers in mind, but they can really be fun anytime—we think they’ll look pretty great at your virtual baby shower, or any Zoom party!

And if you’re looking for more custom virtual baby shower help, check out our virtual baby shower theme bundles, with digital header invites, games, thank you cards and more.

Little Cutie Backgrounds

Boho Backgrounds

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Backgrounds

Bee Backgrounds

Floral Backgrounds

How to Download and Use a Virtual Background

To get Zoom’s virtual background feature to work properly, you’ll need specific system requirements. It also requires that you have the Zoom desktop application installed, and you’ll need to make sure you have the latest version for your operating system.

Using virtual backgrounds on Zoom is easy to do, but it’s not a one-click process, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you get your new background images up and lookin’ nice. (We’ve only provided instructions for Mac and PC users for now, but the full list of supported operating systems can be found at the link above.)

Keep in mind: If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements, or if you can’t update your Zoom app to version 4.6.0 or higher, you’ll need to have a green screen (a solid-colored sheet or blanket hung on a wall will work, though green works best) to use virtual backgrounds.

FOR MAC OS 10.7 and higher (Zoom version 4.6.0 and higher)

To use virtual backgrounds on the Zoom desktop app for Mac, you don’t need to have an account.

To download the images:
  1. Click the photo you want to use from the selection above. This will launch a new page in another browser tab.
  2. On the new page: right-click or control+click on the image, then click Save Image As…
  3. Save the image to your computer (we recommend saving to the new Zoom folder to keep your new backgrounds organized in one convenient location)
To change your background before your meeting starts:

(Once you’ve downloaded your virtual background image)

  1. In the upper left-hand taskbar, click zoom.us
  2. From the drop-down menu, click Preferences
  3. From the Settings menu, choose Virtual Background
  4. Click the + button to view the images saved to the new Zoom folder (or whatever other folder you saved your new backgrounds to)
  5. Select your uploaded virtual background files
To change your background during your meeting:
  1. From the video screen, click the arrow next to Video (your screen may say Stop Video)
  2. From the pull-up menu, click Choose Virtual Background
  3. If you already have images available in your Zoom app, you can just click on whichever background you want to use.
  4. If you don’t have your images uploaded yet, follow steps four and five above.

FOR WINDOWS 7, 8 or 10

Depending on which version of Windows you have, you’ll need to check if your processor is compatible. If you’re using Windows 7 or 8, you’ll need a minimum fourth-generation i7 quad core processor. If you’re using Windows 10, your processor needs to be a sixth-generation i5 dual core processor or higher.

To download the images:
  1. Click the photo you want to use from the selection above. This will launch a new page in another browser tab.
  2. On the new page, right-click on the image, then Save picture as… (or Save image as… if you have Windows 10)
  3. Save the image to your computer (we recommend saving to the new Zoom folder to keep your new backgrounds organized in one convenient location)
To change your background before your meeting starts:

(Once you’ve downloaded your virtual background image)

  1. You need a Zoom account to use virtual backgrounds without being in a call. If you have one, make sure you’re signed in. If not, creating an account with Zoom is easy and totally free.
  2. In the upper right-hand side of the Zoom home screen (just below your profile picture), click the Settings icon
  3. From the Settings menu, choose Virtual Background
  4. Click the + button and then Add Image to view the images saved to the new Zoom folder (or whatever other folder you saved your new backgrounds to)
  5. Select your uploaded virtual background files
To change your background during your party:
  1. From the video screen, click the arrow next to Video (your screen may say Stop Video)
  2. From the pull-up menu, click Choose Virtual Background
  3. If you already have images available in your Zoom app, you can just click on whichever background you want to use.
  4. If you don’t have your images uploaded yet, follow steps four and five above.
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