Thanks to the fast-paced technological advances of this generation and flexible companies allowing employees to work from home, what was once the humble weekly meeting has drastically shifted. Whether it’s a weekly scrum, a monthly board meeting, or a quick alignment chat, modern-day meetings have become an opportunity for team members to personalize how they communicate with one another and curate an environment that encourages productivity, collaboration, and communication.
The advent of the latest health pandemic has also seen the idea of conferencing calls extend far beyond the scope of weekly agenda lists. Instead, they have now also become a central hub for connection where colleagues, friends, family, and classmates are able to schedule in some much-needed connection, interaction—and let’s be honest, laughs.
From live cooking demos to e-book clubs, conference calls have evolved into an entirely new arena.
Enter the latest trend of conferencing calls: Funny Zoom backgrounds.
Putting some fun into your remote calls is easy with Zoom thanks to its virtual background feature. Whether you have a Mac, PC, or iOS device, you can ensure that those on the other end of your call are able to connect with you and your funny (read: hilarious) Zoom background idea.
But before we take you through funny Zoom backgrounds to try, let’s go through the basics.
How does Zoom work?
Zoom is a video-conferencing application that allows you to have virtual meetings via audio, video or both.
You simply need a webcam or phone to join. You can learn more about how to download the Zoom here.
Funny Zoom background ideas and templates
1. Choose your favorite furry friend
If you’re a lover of our furry friends, why not add these cute group of meerkats to keep you company over your next online chat.
2. Pretend you're in the office
This funny Zoom virtual background reminds us of a scene reminiscent of the comedy show, The Office. This background will make you feel as if you’re back with your desk buddy in real life.
3. Take a quick, imaginary holiday
You may not actually be on a remote beach not taking Zoom calls, but that doesn't mean you can't manifest it into existence with this Zoom background.
4. Play a quick game of bingo
Love games? Why not play bingo while you wind down on a Friday night with your work friends?
5. Channel your favorite musician
Looking for some inspirational content that will get your meeting participants in the mood to hustle? Why not channel Beyonce with this “Slay The Day” Zoom virtual background.
6. Use your favorite food as inspiration
While you may not find avocados and bananas might add a quirky touch, why not create a Zoom Background that represents your favorite food type. Or why not create a new food-related background for every day of the week? It’s a great way to get to know your colleagues better and serves as a great conversation starter.
7. Take a trip around the world
Missing the idea of traveling? Why not take things global, and take your meeting guests to see the sites of the Egyptian pyramids
8. Keep your meeting sky high
Always got your head in the clouds? Take yourself sky-high with this Canva template.
How to create your own funny background on Canva
- Choose a Zoom background template, or design one from scratch.
- Upload your own image or choose from our free image library.
- Add your personal touch with Canva’s extensive range of free fonts, and colors. Download and share it with the world.
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Create your own virtual Zoom background today.