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How to make a funny Zoom background to entertain your friends

It’s as easy to make a custom Zoom background that’s silly to mess around with your friends and co-workers, as it is to make a serious Zoom background for business meetings. We’ll show you how.

Normally, a webcam shows just what it sees: you, your kitchen table, maybe an unkempt desk in the background. But Zoom, like Microsoft Teams, can use custom backgrounds that completely obscure all that background clutter. After enabling that background, the only thing the camera will see is your face, like this.

We’ll show you how to enable that option and take advantage of Zoom’s built-in backgrounds. But there’s more: Zoom offers background video, too – a looping video that can replace the Zoom’s static background image. We’ll also show you how

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