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The Top 20 Best Zoom Backgrounds on Pexels

If you haven't tried adding virtual backgrounds to your Zoom calls before, you're missing out.

In this time of social distancing, with millions of people on lockdown across the world, video chats have taken on a new importance. And for a lot of people, Zoom has become the video chat app of choice.

Over the past months, as Zoom calls have taken the place of meetings for many newly remote workers around the world, a lot of those people have been coming to Pexels to download background images for their calls.

We've compiled the most-loved photos they've been using to give you some Zoom background inspiration.

The top-downloaded Zoom backgrounds on Pexels include both horizontal and vertical images, perfect for use on desktop calls and on your phone when you're dialing in on the go.

This cozy room is a top favorite Zoom background on Pexels.

Photo by Karl Solano · View Photo

Why add virtual backgrounds to your Zoom calls?

Adding a background can add some fun and personality to any call. Backgrounds also have the added bonus of hiding your messy office, the fact that you're actually dialing in from the comfort of your bed, or that pile of laundry in the corner that you keep forgetting to put away.

You can use both photos and videos as Zoom backgrounds. Here's how it's done. Video backgrounds offer some particularly entertaining, and sometimes funny, possibilities for every type of Zoom call.

Wouldn't you rather be video chatting from here?

Photo by Philip Ackermann · View Photo

Feel like livening up a slow meeting with an impromptu fireworks display? Want to make your coworkers jealous by pretending you're quarantined on a picturesque beach? You can do all this and so much more with Zoom virtual backgrounds.

All these top background photos and videos are free to download from Pexels and use in Zoom, or anywhere else you need a fun background.

Browse many more excellent (and free, of course!) virtual background options here on Pexels.

Impress your coworkers with a well-stocked bookshelf.

Photo by Ricardo Esquivel · View Photo

Relive more positive days with a travel-themed background.

Photo by Alex Azabache · View Photo

Video makes your island getaway background feel even more realistic.

Video by Cinema Professionals · View Video

A starry sky is a classic background choice.

Photo by Miriam Espacio · View Photo

Add some virtual greenery to your next meeting.

Photo by Brianna Martinez · View Photo

Just a stunning sunset view to replace your everyday background.

Photo by Michael Block · View Photo

Fake a neat and tidy living room with this pleasing interior shot.

Photo by Skitterphoto · View Photo

Dreaming of lockdown on a tropical island? You're not alone.

Photo by Thomas G. · View Photo

Give yourself a mysterious vibe with this dark and moody nature background.

Photo by Cátia Matos · View Photo

Unwind by the water with this peaceful background photo.

Photo by Vincent Albos · View Photo

Bring some calm to your next call with this beautiful forest view.

Photo by Pixabay · View Photo

Liven up a slow meeting with some epic lightning in the background.

Photo by Andy Vu · View Photo

Expertly hide a messy room with this delightfully tidy view.

Photo by Element5 Digital · View Photo

Take a virtual trip to outer space.

Video by Space Space · View Video

Recreate the co-working space aesthetic with this chic background image.

Photo by Andrea Davis · View Photo

A seaside background photo to transport you to the scenic coast of Italy.

Photo by Jacob Morch · View Photo

A waterfall scene makes a great beautiful, but not too distracting, background video.

Video by Engin Akyurt · View Video

Can't go wrong with an idyllic nature background like this one.

Photo by Martin Damboldt · View Photo

Cover photo by Janez Podnar.

Written by the Pexels Team · Jun 26

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