Zoom is a pretty serious video conferencing app that has gained massively due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom rose from having 10 million active users to over 200 million users in a short while. People use it to hold office meetings, attend yoga classes or for students to attend regular classes online.
Despite its widely reported security issues, Zoom has also become popular because of its virtual background feature. Zoom allows you to add a virtual background during a call so that you can mask your pretty boring walls. The app has preinstalled ones which include the Golden Gate Bridge or the Aurora Borealis but you can also add yours.
The fact that Zoom gave people a platform to have their own custom virtual backgrounds has led to two use cases. People have come up with pretty innovative Zoom backgrounds and brands have jumped on and creating their own backgrounds. It is quite refreshing honestly and these are some of them.
What if you were a penguin on Zoom
Tired: zoom backgrounds
Wired: zoom foregrounds pic.twitter.com/NlU8KHQDKL
— rich lafferty, contributing factor (@mendel) March 31, 2020
iCarly, The Office sitcom, Curious Boyfriend Meme and there is fire around me meme
iconic zoom backgrounds: a thread
keep it going pic.twitter.com/GU54B97tiR
— Shell 🐝 (@BeeShellll) March 31, 2020
seinfeld zoom background for you pic.twitter.com/E9sYMrgpsr
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) April 1, 2020
I…I don’t know what to think of this
Can we start a thread of your zoom backgrounds comment below I’m bored: pic.twitter.com/kRTAq6l0Zi
— 𓀬 (@dianaofvirginia) March 31, 2020
This is weird
Today’s @zoom_us meeting background pic.twitter.com/ImlkTjtkMm
— chad_baker (@chad_baker) March 31, 2020
This escalated quickly
my zoom background pic.twitter.com/F1vMim495e
— phil (@warmfourloko) April 5, 2020
The ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
Every husband in the background of a Zoom conference. pic.twitter.com/eMfnRO7q01
— Dude-Bro Dad (@thedadvocate01) April 2, 2020
Top Gun reference?
Today's Zoom Meeting Background:#NegativeGhostRider #ThePatternIsFull pic.twitter.com/Q5NK0NiN5T
— ⛈👨🏻💻⛈ (@inkedtater) March 31, 2020
This is currently my favourite.
Today I made a Zoom background of myself accidentally walking in on myself in a Zoom meeting. pic.twitter.com/Rl2AsjfZ7V
— Dan Crowd (@itsdancrowd) April 3, 2020
This is also pretty funny
My favorite thing about my new zoom virtual background is that it triples my productivity in meetings. pic.twitter.com/KNnrKs4hmf
— Amit Serper (@0xAmit) March 31, 2020
Brands also jumped into the trend of providing Zoom virtual wallpapers. It is free advertising anyway.
Need a change of scenery? 🛋🌈👩💻 Download our Cartoon Network backgrounds for your next digital hangout! We'll be adding even more soon!
Get them all here 👉https://t.co/zHAKD6NfkU#CNCheckIn #CartoonNetwork #zoombackground #zoom pic.twitter.com/GonwEsx0re
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) March 31, 2020
Buffalo Wild Wings
Spice up those conference calls with these Zoom backgrounds 💻 pic.twitter.com/PAUAoP0T5G
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) April 2, 2020
Take your next meeting from outer space. Download these @zoom_us backgrounds from #StarTrekPicard. pic.twitter.com/vAvjtxZGXZ
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) April 2, 2020
Yeah, we’re thinking you need more Wick backgrounds. pic.twitter.com/MuLQjeg9YP
— John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (@JohnWickMovie) April 2, 2020
University of Miami
Sneak a peek at our Lakeside Village and step inside it with these new #umiami Zoom backgrounds. 🙌💻🖥️🙌https://t.co/H7kHP2MISq pic.twitter.com/jAdsGZci3Z
— University of Miami (@univmiami) April 2, 2020
Final Fantasy Game
Why not add a bit of flair to your Zoom video calls with a custom background?
Mosey on over to the #SquareEnix Blog where we’ve gathered together a number of #FinalFantasy VII Remake designs for you to use! #FF7R
🖼️ https://t.co/EYWAq4jpDR pic.twitter.com/pRJO51UzTj
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) April 2, 2020
No name brands is my favourite
for home meetings pic.twitter.com/r3ul0HVbDF
— no name (@NoNameBrands) April 2, 2020
MKBHD’s famous studio too
Here's your Zoom background pic.twitter.com/SZPamAyVyM
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 1, 2020