Have you ever try to automatically modify your Zoom background? After the increase of coronavirus, collaboration tools like Zoom have seen a rapid rise in user base as enterprises from all around the world are shifting to remote working. However, Zoom not only help offices and schools to continue their tasks. But it also provides casual users with the choice to use an add-on i.e Snapchat Filters that enable you to change yourself into a potato in a meeting.
Not just this but it also provides the ability to add a custom virtual background to your video feed is one of the most amazing features of Zoom. The feature forces lots of other services to move in the same direction. However, Microsoft Teams worked hard to launch an update that enables its users to modify the background.
While using Zoom to work from home you can also change Zoom backgrounds automatically during video calls and meetings. Come let’s begin:
Does Zoom Enables Modifying Backgrounds Automatically At Fixed Time Intervals?
Unfortunately, Zoom does not provide you the ability to modify your backgrounds to keep things interesting. But you can change your background in Zoom at particular intervals. Also, you don’t need to exit your meeting while the backgrounds in your video feed automatically change.
How to Automatically Modify Your Zoom Background
You can automatically modify your Zoom background. Simply create a video slideshow of your favorite backgrounds. The adjust the duration of a background on your video slideshow. So when it plays that video, the static backgrounds will seem to be modifying automatically at particular intervals that you set while creating the slideshow.
So simply create a slideshow video of your favorite Zoom backgrounds. Once you created, add it to Zoom software. All done. The backgrounds keep changing on their own at your required intervals.
Create a video slideshow
There are lots of tools available that will lets you create your video slideshow from images. In this article, we will discuss the top 2 free online editors that you can use to your benefit.
All these editors are very easy to use. You don’t need to have a high powered computer. Also, it offers lots of customizability which enables you to add different effects to your slideshows. It includes the likes of custom stickers, custom logos, and much more.
Let’s take a look at each of them and how to use them to create your own background slideshows to be used on Zoom
- Your favorite photos that you need to use as Zoom backgrounds in .jpeg format
- Windows PC or Mac
- Install Zoom desktop client on your PC
Kapwing is a free online editor that is browser-based and comes with lots of features. It includes the likes of text overlays, dedicated timeline, video elements, and audio editing tools. The tool is quite instinctive and easy to use. The tool reminds us that everyone can create an easy slideshow for a Zoom virtual background using Kapwing. Follow our easy guide to help you get to begin.
Initially, move to Kapwing using the link and tap on ‘Start with a blank canvas’.
Tap on ‘Upload’ located in the top left corner of your screen. Also, upload all your background selection for Zoom backgrounds.
Now choose your required ratio as ‘16:9’ in the right sidebar of your screen.
Tap on the first scene located in the left sidebar and choose ‘Timeline’ located at the top of your editing window.
Now choose ‘Custom’ in the next sub-window and input your required length in the text field that appears.
Note: If you like to input minutes rather than seconds. Then you can just use the following format ‘x:yy’ where x stands for a total number of minutes and y stands for the number of seconds.
Tap on ‘Done’ located in the bottom right corner of your screen to apply the required amount of time to the photo.
Note: The free version of the app enables you to export videos with a minimum of 10 minutes of length. But if you want to export longer videos, then simply upgrade to the pro version.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 again for each of the images uploaded by you.
Note: If any of your desired images are not supported with the 16:9 aspect ratio. Then you probably view empty white space all around the image. You can also get rid of this by just tapping on the image and zooming into it by dragging the 4 corners until you view no white space in the frame.
Now tap on the ‘Play’ icon at the screen bottom to view a preview of your video.
If you are glad to view the result, tap on ‘Publish’ located in the top right corner of your screen. However, the app Kapwing will also process and render your video now.
Once the process completes, just tap on ‘Download’ to download the video to your PC local storage.
Simply launch Zoom and move to the ‘Settings’ menu.
Choose ‘Virtual background’ from the left sidebar and tap on the ‘+’ icon below your video preview to include the custom video we just installing from Kapwing.
Now you’ll be able to use the video as a virtual background in Zoom. So, next time you are in a meeting or on a 1 on 1 video call.
Veed.io is another top-rated or free to use an online editor. It enables you to create videos using your browser only free of charge. Also, you get access to all the basic tools, interactive material design or some amazing features. The feature includes the likes of filters, elements, and sketching abilities.
Follow our easy guide that helps you to create a custom video slideshow using your beloved custom Zoom backgrounds in no time.
Open Veed.io and tap on ‘Try Sample’ in the center of your screen.
Tap on the drop-down menu named ‘Canvas Size’ located in the top right-hand corner of your screen and choose ‘YouTube 16:9’.
Now tap on ‘Images’ located in the left sidebar of the editing window and choose ‘Add Image’ to upload your choice of backgrounds to Veed.io.
Note: Veed.io only enables you to include a single image to your project at a given point in time. Also, you need to repeat the whole process for the rest of your selection.
Now adjust your image size by dragging the corners to fit the frame of your video preview.
Once you resize the image input the starting and ending time of your image in the left sidebar. Repeat the whole process for the remaining of your photos.
Note: Remember the ending time of your 1st image is the beginning time of your other image and so on. This will also remind you that there are no empty frames in your video once you export it. Also, remember that the total time of your video is minimum or equal to 10 mins. However, if you like an extended duration, then simply subscribe to Veed’s paid plan.
Also, launch the Zoom desktop client and head over to the ‘Settings’ menu.
Choose ‘Virtual background’ from the left sidebar and tap on the ‘+’ icon below your webcam’s video feed preview.
Now choose the video we just made using Veed and included it as a custom background to Zoom.
You can now use the video as a Zoom background that modifies images at particular intervals by you.
How to create a video slideshow on Android?
Android is an inclusive mobile platform that comes a long way in the past few years. However, you get lots of customizability choices with compatibility for millions of apps. Special thanks to the growing skill of Android computing power in current years. Now you can create or edit videos like never before.
There are lots of tools on Android that enables you to create a photo slideshow on your mobile without the need for any additional tools. If you want to create a photo slideshow on your mobile smartphone. You’ll also be able to create a video slideshow of your beloved Zoom background photos in no time.
After creating the video, just move it to your computer or Mac and include it as a custom background to Zoom.
How to add your slideshow video to Zoom and set as a virtual background
Modifying Zoom Virtual Background is a two-part operation. Firstly, you want to allow the ‘Virtual background’ option in the ‘In Meeting (Advanced)’ menu in your profile settings on the web browser. Secondly, you also modify the Zoom background in your software going to Settings > Virtual Background.
Here’s all about “Automatically Modify Your Zoom Background”. I hope this article helps you to easily make a video slideshow so you can have auto modifying virtual backgrounds in Zoom. What is your experience with Zoom virtual backgrounds? Feel free to share your suggestion and thoughts with us in the comments section below.