How to Set Up Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom in Safari?

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Are you looking to spruce up your next Zoom call? Well, look no further than Safari’s virtual background feature. Adding a custom background to your Zoom calls is as easy as a few clicks and it can add a unique touch of personality to your meetings.

Safari’s virtual background feature allows you to select from an array of images or upload your own custom background. To get started, sign in to the Zoom desktop client, click on your profile picture, and select “Settings”. Select the “Backgrounds & Filters” tab and then check the box for “I have a green screen” if you have a physical green screen set up. If not, don’t worry – you can still use the virtual backgrounds without one.

Once you are in the Backgrounds & Filters menu, click on an image or video to select the desired virtual background. You can also upload your own image by clicking on the plus sign in the bottom-right corner of the menu. After selecting or uploading an image, simply click save and then relaunch your Zoom desktop client.

When you are ready to use your new background during a meeting, simply tap “More” in the controls at the bottom of the screen and then select “Virtual Background” from there. Then choose either one of Safari’s images or upload one from your device and voila! Your new background will be applied automatically during your next meeting.

So what are you waiting for? Get creative with Safari’s virtual backgrounds today! Add some personality and fun to all of your Zoom calls with just a few clicks!

How to Set Up Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom in Safari? 1

Changing the Zoom Background on Safari

To change the background on Safari, first, open the Zoom desktop client. Then click your profile picture and select Settings. Under Settings, select Backgrounds & Filters. Check the box for “I have a green screen” if you have a physical green screen set up. Once that is complete, select an image or video to use as your virtual background. Your chosen background will now appear in all of your Zoom meetings.

Troubleshooting Zoom Backgrounds on Mac

There are a few reasons why Zoom backgrounds may not be working on your Mac. First, make sure that you have enabled the Virtual Background setting in your Zoom desktop client. To do so, go to your Profile page, click Settings on the left-hand panel, look for Virtual Background, and click on the toggle to enable it. Once enabled, relaunch your Zoom desktop client.

Another reason why Zoom backgrounds may not be working on your Mac is due to outdated software. If you’re running an older version of the software (such as an old version of macOS or an outdated version of the Zoom client), it’s possible that the features may not work correctly. To check if your software is up-to-date, open the App Store or Software Update and make sure that all of your applications are up-to-date.

Finally, it’s also possible that your Mac’s hardware configuration is preventing you from using Zoom backgrounds. If you’re using an older model of Mac with limited processing power, then it may not be able to run background images properly. Updating your hardware with a newer model could help resolve this issue.


In conclusion, using a virtual background via the Safari Zoom feature is an easy and convenient way to customize your Zoom meeting. It allows you to quickly and easily add a professional or fun background to your video call without having to physically set up a green screen. Additionally, it provides the ability to upload any image of your choice for a personalized background. The Safari Zoom virtual background feature is sure to make your meetings more engaging and enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.