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Now Zoom Virtual Background is Available for Android Smart Devices

Zoom took the world by storm after the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. Originally developed for business/corporate meetings, Zoom became every household app. Despite several security breaches during zoom meetings, it remained the most popular choice everywhere in the world.

It is popular not only because of the clean interface and userfriendly. But because of many unique features that you won’t find in any other video conferencing app. The feature to add a Zoom virtual background is quite a masterpiece. A major part of the Zoom popularity is because of the virtual background feature. Initially, it was available for iOS & desktop applications but recently it has been made available for android also.

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What is Zoom Virtual Background 

Virtual background means the ability to replace the original video background with an artificial background. Sometimes your background looks messy and you don’t want to show it to someone you are talking. Well in that situation zoom virtual background becomes handy. Zoom artificial intelligence is so powerful that it can easily differentiate your figure from the background.

Hardware/Software Requirements in Android

  • Zoom mobile app for Android, version 5.3.0 or higher
  • arm64 processor
  • 8 or more CPU cores
  • GPU

    a) Qualcomm Adreno: 540 (Snapdragon 835 / Snapdragon SDM835), or later than  630(Snapdragon SDM845)

    b) Mali: G series with version G72 or later; CPU must be later than exynos 9810, exynos 990, or kirin 980

  • 3GB or more RAM
  • Android 8.0 or higher
  • Only the following manufacturers are supported: Google, OnePlus, Oppo, Redmi, Samsung, Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei

Your android smartphones must qualify the above hardware/software requirements to enable virtual background.

Enable Zoom Virtual Background in Android

Before moving to the zoom setting you must update your Zoom app with the latest version from the play store. Next, you have to enable Zom Virtual background from the zoom website.

zoom virtual background

Go to Zoom website > My account > Settings > In Meeting(Advanced) > Toggle on Virtual background. Until and unless this feature is enabled on the Zoom web, you can’t see settings in android devices.

Step 1: Go to the Zoom app and log in.

Step 2: Jump to the setting from the bottom menu.

zoom virtual background

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom in the setting menu where you can find the option “Keep virtual background for” and select an option.

zoom virtual background

Step 4: Now start a meeting or join a meeting. Go to More > Virtual Background.

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Step 5: As you select the virtual background, you will be presented with some images to select as a virtual background.

zoom virtual background

Step 6: If you want to use a custom image as background then hit the plus icon right after the default images. From here you can set any image as your video background.

Final Words

Well, the Zoom virtual background feature is easy to use but it does have its limitations. It sometimes fails to clearly differentiate between background and subject. This makes the video look like a cartoon. But if you use a green screen then it would be a perfect choice.

Nitesh Rajput
Nitesh Rajputhttps://www.techscanner.in
I Love technology and the way it is transforming our lives, call me a geek!! Apart from that, I spend my time playing games, watching movies & most importantly the Painting. Reading books is one of my best sources of inspiration.
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