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The Ultimate Guide to Zoom Backgrounds

The Ultimate Guide to Zoom Backgrounds

April 29, 2020 / Jessica Spork

We might be stuck on Zoom for a while so next time you're on a work meeting or family catch-up, add a background to make it a bit more exciting! Plus, it's great for when you can't be bothered to tidy up behind you..

We've collected a few of our favourites below but you can add whatever you want so go wild! 

Movies & TV Shows

Transport yourself to the set of movies and TV shows.

The Simpsons

Lounge on the couch in the Simpson house.simpsonSource: FOX

Guardians of the Galaxy

Join the Marvel universe.

Alice in Wonderland

Stop by The Mad Hatter's Tea Party


Go for a beach run with the Baywatch lifeguards.

Jurassic Park

Relive your childhood and enter Jurassic Park.


Grab a coffee at Central Perk.central-perkSource: Dev

Star Wars

Space out on Tatooine.

Mean Girls

Wear pink on Wednesdays with the plastics.

Hang out with Celebs

The Famous Oscar Selfie

Be part of Ellen's famous Oscar selfie back in 2014.

Joe Exotic

He may be a D-list celebrity but perhaps also the most famous man of 2020.Joe ExoticSource: Pocket Lint


You get a car, you get a car, everybody gets a car!

James Cordon 

Get in the car with James Cordon and Justin Bieber.

Distracted Boyfriend

Not a celebrity but the meme is famous and hey, I make the rules here.

Take a Trip Around the World 

I hate to break it to you but Euro summer isn't happening and a virtual vacation at home is probably as good as it will get at the moment. Not exactly the same thing but I am here for it.


Soak up picturesque views on the Greek Islands.Santorini-GreeceSource: Greek News


Throw a coin in Fontana Di Trevi.


Experience the magic of Northern lights in Iceland.

New York

Sunset drinks on a New York rooftop bar.


Go swimming with the pigs at Big Mayor Cay.


Sip on a drink with a view in the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands.

A Virtual Pub Crawl around Sydney

Turn Saturday arvo at home into a virtual pub crawl. Convince your Zoom mates to all use the same backgrounds, add a touch of imagination and it will almost feel like the real deal.

1. The Grifter Brewing Co.

All good pub crawls start at an Inner West brewery.grifter-brweing-coSource: Broadsheet

2. Newtown Hotel

Take a walk down King Street and enjoy a schooner in the beer garden at Newtown Hotel.

3. Opera Bar

Soak up Sydney's iconic views with a pre-dinner drink at Opera Bar.

4. Holey Moley

Head to Holey Moley Darlinghurst for a round of mini golf!

5. Shady Pines

Finish the night with a nigthcap at Shady Pines Saloon.

Additional Resources

Adobe's free Zoom backgrounds

Unsplash's free Zoom backgrounds

Canva's customisable Zoom backgrounds


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