Looking for Zoom Virtual Background Templates for your next online meeting? This post includes 15 fun (and free!) Zoom Virtual Backgrounds that you can use right now to stand out and spark engagement on your next call.
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Meetings in the Time of Zoom
Times have changed, right? Where we used to meet in rooms, conferences centres and coffee shops, we're now more readily meeting online… opening up a world of opportunity. We have the pandemic to thank for that (there has to be a silver lining, right?). And while we are back “in-person” for many events, the idea of “jumping on a Zoom” to meet, is still highly popular.
Zoom Meetings or Zoom conferences allow us to meet effectively and efficiently while still getting some of the visual feedback we crave from other humans. And of course there is a whole range of software and webinar platforms available for us do this. But Zoom is definitely one of the most popular. In fact, the term “Zoom” has become part of our cultural language, like Xerox, Dyson and Spanx.
As long as you have a laptop and an internet connection, you're good to go. But how can we stand out on our Zoom calls? Yes we can show our messy office or capture a wayward kid running around behind us. But ideally, we want to shut that out. A Zoom background image is a good way to do this.
So… in this post I'm sharing 15 Zoom Virtual Background Templates that you can use straight away to stand out on your Zoom Calls. Many of these are visually fun, and some of them are designed to spark engagement with your fellow meeting attendees. We've included tips for how you can change them up, too. Edit them and use them as you wish!
Are the Zoom Background Templates Free?
Yes they are! Most of these Zoom Virtual Background Templates are free to use in Canva on any account, including a free account. A small number of the templates are Free for Pro users, but you can get a free trial of Canva Pro below. Canva Pro gives you access to thousands of videos, elements, photos and templates from a whole range of designers on the Canva Marketplace.
15 Free Canva Zoom Virtual Background Templates
1. Fun Mockup Creator Zoom Background
This template has been popular in the Canva library – it's a fun way to say that you're being creative this week! Change it to any message you like or change the colors too. Meetings are more fun with humor!
2. Fun Beach Location Travel Zoom Background
Let's face it, nobody wants to be in meetings all day. Have some fun with that thought and share where you would usually be found… if you were not in a Zoom session or online call. Snap a new photo into place, change the message, and switch it out to be your background!
3. Green Monstera Plant Fun Zoom Background
Who doesn't love a bit of plant fun? Change up your name and colors – use this illustration or find another illustration that you love in Canva.
4. Black & White Illustration TV Zoom Virtual Background
This cute minimalist template is fun for sharing what we all love to talk about … what we are binge watching right now! Whether it's the latest season of Stranger things or Bad 80s sitcoms, share it on your Zoom Virtual Background with this Canva template.
5. Pink & Blue Watercolor Canvas Zoom Background
Looking for something a little more subtle? This watercolor style Canvas background is a great way to share your name and block out the kids and the messy office!
6. Fun Multicolor Mid-Century Style Zoom Background
Need another color scheme? Change this one up to whatever you like! Just avoid green…. it will act like a green screen!
7. Fun Gradient Tick Boxes Zoom Virtual Background
This is another fun mock-up background where you can share a cheeky message. In this case, Olivia is raring to go and tick some boxes. If you're a team leader and trying to fire up the others in your meeting to get excited… this is a good background to run with!
8. Rainbow Pride Zoom Background Template
It may not be Pride Month anymore by the time you read this blog post, but Canva has awesome LGBTQ+ stickers, templates, photos and resources in their library to use all year round! Use them to create other social media posts or edit this Zoom template to create your own fun Pride Virtual Background.
9. Pink Fun Facts Zoom Virtual Background
Who doesn't love a fun fact? Add some fun facts with this Zoom Virtual Background template and get the conversation going during your call!
10. Plant Lover Organic Shapes Zoom Virtual Background
If you're a plant lover or “Plant Mom” share your fun plant obsession on your Zoom Virtual Background. We are curious creatures, so we're always keen to learn fun facts about others! Switch up the colors, message or even the plant illustration to another topic, if you wish.
11. Fun Organic Shapes Zoom Background
A cute, casual design – great for showcasing who you are and what you do. Or you can switch it up by adding a motivational message. It's easy to change the colors and text to suit.
12. Bright Party Mexican Theme Zoom Background
Looking for something a little festive? Use a background pattern like this on in your Zoom call!
13. Retro Radio Music Playlist Zoom Virtual Background
Add a little engagement to your Zoom Virtual Background with this Canva template. It lets you showcase your latest favorite Playlist or Artist. Have some fun with it!
14. Happy Organic Pastel Shapes Virtual Background
Sometimes you just want a little color in your Zoom Background. This is perfect for that. While this background element is not color-changeable, you can easy add an overlay with any text or quote or message you like!
15. Retro 70s Vibe Zoom Virtual Background
This is a fun retro style Zoom Virtual Background that you can change up with any short message you like or of course, your own name.
How to Change Your Zoom Virtual Background in Zoom
Before I forget, here are some quick instructions for switching out your Zoom Virtual Background in Zoom. Check out this guide from the team at Zoom – it will be updated to the most current recommendations.
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Over to you
Do you use a Zoom Virtual Background in your meetings? Enjoy trying out some of these templates!
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