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.
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.
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.