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Seventeen perfect Zoom backgrounds to spice up your next video call

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Your life may be on Zoom now, but it doesn't have to be boring—you can change your background to a place you'd rather be!

People are getting creative with what they're using during their meetings—from New York Public Library's beautiful interiors and exteriors to various scenes from popular shows that fans are bringing to their screens.

You can make pretty much anything your Zoom background, so long as it matches the aspect ratio of your camera, so for example, if your camera is set to 16:9, an image of 1280 pixels by 720 px or 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels would work best.

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So if you're missing your walk in Central Park or you want to "float" out in space, you can go for it. We've gathered some of the most amusing and fun Zoom backgrounds people have created here for your use. 

For the New York City reader

For the lifelong New Yorker

For the Central Park lover

For the Parks & Rec fan, like Mayor Pete

For the Real Housewives wannabes

For the artsy folk

For the Trekkie

For the meme fiend

For the Tiger King obsessed

For the Drag Race junkie

For the wildlife preserver

For the bohemian Broadway lover

For the Studio Ghibli fan

For the messy one

For the wishful fifth member of the Rose family

For the space nerd

For the date-goer


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