Stylish Backgrounds for Your Next Virtual Meeting
April 21, 2020
With many of us working from home, virtual meeting platforms have become more important than ever in keeping us connected and productive during times when we cannot physically be together.
The advantages of being able to meet virtually with video and audio functionality are many:
- It enables users to read facial and body language cues from afar
- It encourages participants to stay on-task during the meeting
- It enables screensharing and meeting recording, etc.
One possible disadvantage is that it opens your personal space—be it your home office, your couch, or your patio—to your coworkers, which can create an unnecessary distraction. Luckily, most platforms offer a simple workaround to solve this issue: the virtual background! Virtual backgrounds allow you to slide in a digital image, usually a landscape or location, over your real background to hide whatever is going on behind you and keep the focus on you.
The most appropriate virtual background depends on your meeting’s purpose. For more formal meetings, backgrounds like conference rooms, offices, or bookcases may be best. For casual gatherings or virtual happy hours, switch it up by showcasing more lighthearted locales like poolside cabanas, sunny landscapes, or cocktail lounges.
To get you started, we’ve selected a few of our favorite backgrounds below.
Tip: Each platform has slightly different directions for how to upload a digital background, but most begin with locally downloading the image you want to use.
Modern Meeting Room
Friendly Firepit Area
Groovy Game Room
We hope you enjoy these backgrounds for your next virtual event. Happy meeting!