How to Blur Background in Zoom on Computer & Mobile

Last Updated: 2022. 07. 15
Summary
Want to hide the messy room behind you during a Zoom meeting? Feel embarrassed to expose your surroundings when holding a Zoom meeting at the coffee shop? Try blurring the Zoom background right now!

The pandemic has not only threatened our immune system but also made us grapple with technology on a daily basis. Millions of people took the Zoom app to study and work from home during the period. Simultaneously, it also rises the big question of the Zoom background.

It's bothering to present ourselves best with a clean room on Zoom calls. Fortunately, that's where the blur background feature comes in. Now follow this guide to learn how to blur the background in Zoom.

There are some free video backgrounds for Zoom meetings:

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How to Blur Zoom Background on Computer [ Mac & Windows]

Burring Zoom background on the desktop is simple and applies to Mac, Windows and Linux users. Follow the guide to get blurred Zoom background on the desktop now.

Option One: Enable the Setting Before a Meeting

Step 1
Launch the Zoom application and sign in to your account.
Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Step 2
Click on your profile picture and choose Settings > Backgrounds & Filters.
Find the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Find the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Step 3
Under the Virtual Background tab, click the Blur option. Your video background will become blurred behind you, obscuring your surroundings.
Find the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Find the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Option Two: Enable the Setting During a Meeting

Step 1
Join a meeting as usual and click the caret next to Stop video or Start . (depending on whether the video option is currently on)
Click the Caret Next Icon to Stop Video

Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Step 2
In the drop-down menu, select Blur My Background.
Click the Caret Next Icon to Stop Video

Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Note
After you've enabled the blurred background, the virtual background will be applied to your future meetings. Therefore, you have to turn it off manually.

How to Blur the Zoom Background on Your Phone [Android & iPhone]

The blur feature is also available for mobile devices. If you opt to take Zoom meetings on your mobile phones, follow the simple steps to get the background blurred.

Step 1
Open the Zoom app and sign in on your mobile.
Step 2
Once you've joined a meeting, tap on anywhere on the screen to show the controls. Then select the More option in the controls.
Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Launch Zoom and Sign in to Your Account

Step 3
Tap the Virtual Background (Android) or Background & Filters (iOS).
Tap the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Tap the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Step 4
Tap the Blur option to enable the blurred background.
Click the Blur Option to Get Blurred Background

Click the Blur Option to Get Blurred Background

Alternative Way: Change Zoom Background Instead

Not satisfied with the blurred background? Or do you want to give your meeting a professional look? Then you can change the Zoom background by uploading images or videos as the background.

Well, if you need an incredible background, FlexClip is perfect for generating all types of Zoom backgrounds. It has a wide range of designer-made Zoom backgrounds that gives your meeting a professional or interesting look. Besides, it's also capable of editing Zoom videos and improving Zoom video recording's quality. Below are some Zoom background examples.

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How to Add Your Background to Zoom

After choosing the desired background, it's time to set it as your Zoom background.

Step 1
Launch Zoom and log in to your account on your device.
Step 2
Move to your profile and click on the Settings button.
Step 3
In the left menu, choose Virtual Background. If you can't find this option, log in to the Zoom website, go to Settings and toggle on Virtual Background.
Step 4
Click on the small + button and choose Add Video to upload your videos.
Tap the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Tap the Backgrounds & Filters Option

Step 5
Now, you can start your next meeting with this awesome Zoom background.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blurring Zoom Background

1.Why I Can't See the Blur Option on Zoom?

If you can't find the blur feature on your Zoom, you need to check as below.

A.Make sure your device uses the required version

To enable the blur function, you need to ensure that you're using the correct version on your desktop and mobile.

So, it would help if you had the following versions downloaded on your device.

  • Windows: 5.5.0 (12454.0131) or higher
  • macOS: 5.5.0 (12467.0131) or higher
  • Android: 5.6.6 (2076) or higher
  • iOS: 5.6.6 (423) or higher
  • To check to see if you need to update, tap on your profile picture at the right-corner of your screen and select Check For Updates.

    Note: If you've downloaded the latest version and the blur feature is not working, restart your computer and open Zoom again to see if it works. Otherwise, connect with Zoom support for help.

    B.Ensure your device meets the system requirements

    You can check if your device supports the blur feature by verifying the Virtual Background requirements for the Zoom desktop client and mobile app.

    Step 1
    Open Zoom client and sign in.
    Step 2
    Click the Zoom Settings icon and choose ‘Background & Filters’ in the sidebar.
    Step 3
    Uncheck the "I have a green screen option" at the bottom.
    Step 4
    Hover your cursor over an image in the "Virtual Backgrounds" tab.

    If you see an error message that says Your device does not support Virtual Backgrounds or You need a green screen to support Virtual Backgrounds, it means that your device doesn't support blurred backgrounds on Zoom.

    Note: Virtual background without a green screen is not supported when utilizing the desktop client within a virtual environment.

    2.Why Is the Background too Blurred?

    It's a pity to say Zoom doesn't provide any blur adjustment settings. So, if your background gets too blurred, try to add another image as your blurred background.

    You’ll need at least a 1280×720 pixel image to use your blurred background picture.

    3.Why Zoom Blurs Parts of Me?

    This may be caused by the camera. If your camera is out of focus, it will mistakenly blur some parts of you.

    To fix this, use the fix ring of your camera to manually adjust the camera focus. Alternatively, wipe your camera lens with a microfiber cloth to make it clean.

    The Bottom Line

    Now, you must know how to blur the background in Zoom using a computer or mobile phone. If you're unsatisfied with the blurred image, change the background with default options or add your own background to Zoom. Now, it's your turn!

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