Zoom - Blur your background - virtual background - New Feature

Posted on:  02/02/2021
Zoom - Blur your background - virtual background - New Feature

Zoom's latest update, 5.5.0, came out on February 1, 2021. One of the many new features is the ability to blur your background. You can still select a specific virtual background, but the blurred background is a great feature if you need added privacy.

YouTube video on Blur in Zoom

To turn on Blur background in Zoom

  1. Be in a Zoom meeting
  2. Click the up arrow next to stop video and select Choose Virtual Background...
  3. Click Blur

Video Chapters:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:40 Turn on Blur
  • 1:10 Zoom Resource Center

Zoom Resource Center


The Zoom Resource Center contains:

  • Image backgrounds - free to download
  • Virtual video backgrounds - free to download
  • Zoom keyboard shortcuts for the Mac and PC


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