It looks like trick-or-treating, just like most other big events, will be going virtual this year. But instead of feeling down about it, it’s simply better to make the best of a situation that is not in one’s control (which in this case is the global pandemic). Fortunately, Zoom has been more forward-thinking than anyone could have possibly imagined.
The video conferencing app’s thrifty background feature is a great way to create the fun/spooky air of Halloween depending on what you’re going for. Indeed this feature does make it possible for us to make the best of a bad situation.
Zoom took upon itself too to suggest some really good backgrounds, and you can find them in their tweet below.
Looking for a new virtual background to spice up your meetings? Check out the library we've curated and download your favorite!https://t.co/Ug8ifQ0thR
— Zoom (@zoom_us) September 15, 2020
We’ve found some cool Halloween Zoom backgrounds for you to pick and choose from to set up as your background on Zoom.
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Halloween Zoom background images
Here are some of the best Halloween Zoom backgrounds we could pick up from the web.
Ah, the good old abandoned building of former kidnapped children. What could go wrong?
Something is coming…
Perfect for the Halloween Witch!
Nothing completes the traditional look like background with the full moon and a black cat.
For all the scary monsters that like the dark and the damp!
Good old skulls…
If you’re a vampire this Halloween then you might want a Dark Castle to rest when the sun is out…
Not that scary background
Just plain old Jack-o lanterns in a graveyard, nothing to see here.
For the king of vampires, Dracula himself!
The classic art style of Halloween decorations. You can never go wrong with this one.
The full moon night
Perfect for people dressing up like a werewolf this Halloween!
Three Jack-o’-lanterns in a row
Nothing beats the good old Jack-o’-lanterns during Halloween. Change up your Virtual Classroom and cheer up your students with this cool background.
Chandeliers are an essential prop if you want to create a spooky Halloween ambiance using your Zoom Background.
Shout out to the artist behind this exceptional click. We recommend this one for your Zoom background as a conversation starter.
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Dark Endless Tunnel
Create undertones of terror with a background that has probably been the setting for some unsaid horrors.
The shock value from this background will be truly priceless.
Sometimes, keeping it simple can do more to create a spooky ambiance, especially when you use a background like this.
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A terrifying set of skull ought to do the job if you are going for a good scare.
Hoping for something that says Halloween without the scares? We’ve got you covered with this one.
This one is so realistic that you could probably pass it off as the background of your own home.
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You can adjust your screen to place yourself right next to the skeleton. Pass this off as your natural habitat just for the kicks.
Artful skeleton in monochrome
Another placement specific background that will trip everyone on the call.
Ghosts in the house
We reckon this background will create an intense and realistic effect that will earn you major points.
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Or maybe just a single ghost in the background if you want to bring down the intensity.
Simple Trick Or Treat
In this case, a nice trick to embrace the Halloween theme without too many frills and bring the festive spirit to your Zoom Call.
Spider in Silhouette
This list would not be complete without a scary spider. So here is one that will do the job really well for you.
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Halloween Background Videos
If you want to go the extra mile and turn your background into a Halloween video, more power to you! We have also recommended videos from YouTube in this set. You can use KeepVid to download them. This downloader is good to use on both Desktop and phone.
Simple, minimalistic, and most importantly, suited to be a great Halloween background for Zoom.
Via: Quince Media
This background is great for those virtual Zoom parties or as is if you’re obsessed with Halloween.
Via: Quince Media
This is a concept piece that will undoubtedly spook other users. Go for this one if you’re hoping to create a major scare.
Via: Carma Cosplay
Another cool tribute to Halloween, a haunted house will add a nice touch to your background.
Via: 7 MAX
Looking for something with retro vibes that will take you on a nostalgic trip of the good old days? Choose this one.
A Ghostly Affair
Want a video background that’s minimal and won’t terrify young children? This is the one you need.
Have a Happy Halloween! Take care and stay safe.