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Step by step guide: How to change your google meet background

Step by step guide how to change your google meet background

In late October, Google announced that Google Meet, its video conferencing tool, would allow users to upload custom backgrounds in video calls. This feature, made famous by Zoom, is a fun way to bring a boring phone call to life. but that is not all.

By clicking on the digital background in a video call, you can prevent other participants in the call from looking at your real home. Whether you value privacy for yourself or don’t want to clean up your shared home office before the next meeting, this feature offers a small analogy to privacy and control that Pandemic removed long ago. It would be possible.

Fortunately, it’s easy to operate. Google’s help page has detailed steps, but if you don’t want to click on Google steps to read it, here’s how to upload a custom wallpaper before calling a video conference.

1) Change your background  Google Meet in laptop

Important: Users who join a video call when they are not signed in to their Google account, and who need to swipe to get approval, can change the wallpaper only once in the video call. Users who participate in G Suite for Education video calls cannot select their own background image.

Before a video call

  1. Go to Google Meet > select a meeting.
  2. On the bottom right of your self-view, click Change Background.
    • To completely blur your background, click Blur your background.
    • To slightly blur your background, click Slightly blur your background.
    • To select a pre-uploaded background, click a background.
    • To upload your own image for your background, click AddAdd
  3. Click Join Now. 

Step by step guide: How to change your google meet background

During a video call

  1. On the bottom right, click More More
  2. Click Change background.
    1. To completely blur your background, click Blur your background.
    2. To slightly blur your background, click Slightly blur your background
    3. To select a pre-uploaded background, click a background.
    4. To upload your own image for your background, click Add Add

Tip: Your camera is automatically turned on when you click Change background.

2) Change your background  Google Meet in Android

Change background

Important: Replace your background with an image is currently not available on mobile. To blur your background, enable your camera.

Before a video call

  1. Open the Meet app to select a meeting.
  2. Before you join, on the bottom of your self-view, tap Blur your background
    to turn blur on and off.
  3. Click Join Now. 

During a video call

  1. Tap the screen to see your self view.
  2. On your self-view, tap Blur your background to turn blur on and off.

Blurring your background may increase your battery usage. You may want to turn it off if your battery is low.

Tip: To see how you look with a blurred background, check your self-view.

3) Change your background  Google Meet in iPhone & iPad

Change background

Important: Replace your background with an image that is currently not available on mobile. To blur your background, enable your camera.

Before a video call

  1. Open the Meet app select a meeting.
  2. Before you join, on the bottom of your self-view, tap Blur your background
    to turn blur on and off.
  3. Click Join Now. 

During a video call

  1. Tap the screen to see your self view.
  2. On your self-view, tap Blur your background to turn blur on and off.

Blurring your background may increase your battery usage. You may want to turn it off if your battery is low.

Tip: To see how you look with a blurred background, check your self-view.

FAQ

Q) Benefits of changing the background

A) You can make your privacy secret.

Q) It Is hard to change the background or need any technical knowledge?

A) No

Q) Is video or audio quality decrease when changing the background?

A) No

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