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UTIA Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

Right click on an image below and choose “Save Image As” to download it to your computer. On an iPhone, hold your finger over the photo until the menu pops up, then select “Add to Photos.” Unfortunately, the virtual background functionality is not currently available on Android.

To view system requirements for using virtual backgrounds in Zoom, please visit Zoom’s support site.

In a Zoom meeting

On Your Desktop

  • Click the up arrow beside “Stop Video.”
  • Select “Choose Virtual Background.”
  • Click the plus sign (“+”).
  • Click “Add Image.”
  • Navigate to where the image is saved on your computer.
  • Click “Open.”
  • Uncheck the “Mirror My Video” option or the logo will display backwards.

On Your iPhone

  • Click the “…” option at the bottom right of your screen.
  • Select “Virtual Background.”
  • Click the plus sign (“+”). *
  • Select the image.
  • Click “Done.”
  • Click “Close.”

* Note: If you do not see the plus sign (“+”) option, you will have to click one of your existing virtual backgrounds and hit “Remove” before you can add a new one.

Outside of a Zoom meeting

  • Open the Zoom app.
  • Click the small grey wheel in the upper right corner to access “Settings.”
  • Click “Virtual Background.”
  • Click the plus sign (“+”).
  • Click “Add Image.”
  • Navigate to where the image is saved on your computer.
  • Click “Open.”
  • Uncheck the “Mirror My Video” option or the logo will display backwards.
The front of Morgan Hall is shown with a bright green lawn and blue sky
The Plant Biotech Building on the agricultural campus
The South Greenhouse on the agricultural campus with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture logo in the upper right corner
The South Greenhouse on the agricultural campus
A cow and her calf stand in front of silos in a field
A close-up shot of grain in a field
Mohawk, TN Farm with UT slogan painted on barn
A pond and silo on the grounds of the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center
One of the UT Center for Veterinary Medicine buildings on the agricultural campus with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine logo in the upper right corner
One of the UT Center for Veterinary Medicine buildings on the agricultural campus
An aerial shot of the campus of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine
A lake reflects the colors of the sky above: pinks and blues and wispy clouds
A lake reflects the colors of the sky above: pinks and blues and wispy clouds
The sun shines on white and green blossoms and darker green foliage
The sun shines on white and green blossoms and darker green foliage
A close-up of the front entrance of Morgan Hall with the Herbert College of Agriculture logo in the upper right corner
A close-up of the front of Morgan Hall with the Herbert College of Agriculture logo in the bottom right corner
The UT Institute of Agriculture and Herbert College of Agriculture logos alternate on a slate gray background