Let’s imagine that you have a scheduled video call meeting on Zoom and you work from home, which has become our office ever since the pandemic started. Maybe your house looks like a hot mess, you don’t have time to tidy up, and even worse, a member of your family pops up all of a sudden. Not so professional, isn’t it?
You shouldn't worry at all, because Zoom has this wonderful feature to literally hide the space behind you and nothing can be seen except for you.
If you want to find out how you can defocus and blur your Zoom background, follow the steps. The process is quite easy.
Till recently, people used the virtual background feature on a Zoom call to hide their personal space behind them and that is absolutely ok. But, some of us are not so comfortable with the visual backgrounds Zoom offers since they do not go well without a green screen or constant light.
So, Zoom had to join the blurring feature party in order to defocus the background space and launched the feature for blurring the background with the latest 5.5.0 update. You can start using the defocusing and blurring feature only after you and your client have updated to the latest version of Zoom.
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These are the 4 simple steps to take before you join a meeting:
In case you are already in a meeting, these are the steps to blur your background:
The blur background feature will automatically start and will be applied to your video and background while you are at a meeting. In case you are annoyed with the blur effect, you can always go back and revert to the original video. Also, you can replace it with some image or video, given in the ‘Background & Filters’ menu in Zoom settings.
🗯 If you use Microsoft Teams instead, check out how to blur the background.
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