Google Meet was recently updated with new features and bug fixes that help improve its performance across most devices. Additionally, this new update also introduced the much request feature of custom backgrounds to Google Meet.
You can now easily hide your room’s background with a static image, blur, or video depending on your choices. Many people are looking to make use of this feature at the earliest and you can refer to this guide to change your background in Google Meet.
You might also be on the hunt for some quirky or professional backgrounds for your meetings and we have you covered. You will find all kinds of different backgrounds in the list below that have been themed after popular topics, movies, shows, artworks, and more. Let’s get started.
Open your choice of browser and visit Google Meet. You can also use this link.
Now initiate or join a meeting as you normally would. Click on the ‘Background’ icon in your video preview once you are on the waiting screen.
Click and choose the photo that you wish to set as your virtual background. If you wish to select a custom image, then click ‘+’ and add one from your local storage.
The image should get automatically applied to your video feed. Depending on the color of your background and your network speed, this could take a couple of seconds.
Method 2: During a meeting
Click on the ‘3-dot’ icon in the bottom right corner of your screen during a meeting.
Now select ‘Change background’.
You will now see a list of stock and previously added backgrounds in the right sidebar. Click and select the one you wish to use in the current meeting. You can also use a custom image by clicking on the ‘+’ icon and then selecting one from your local storage.
Once you click on the image it should get automatically applied to your video feed. If you have too much background clutter or a slow network, Meet could take a few seconds to implement this change.
We hope this guide helped you find some amazing backgrounds for your everyday Google Meet meetings. If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out using the comments section below.