Bring the ocean into your meetings

Our beautiful oceans and the life that lives there, are at risk and we need to remind ourselves that they need looking after. To show your friends colleagues that you support the oceans, we’ve created some fun background downloads that you can use in your video meetings. There are also instructions on how to use them in Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Ocean background downloads

Just click on the images to open them full size, then right click to save them. Pick your favourite from 5 Ocean scenes:

Zoom Background CodZoom Background - Sealion
Zoom Background - Storm at seaZoom Background - Wave
Zoom Background Shoal 

 

How to use your own backgrounds in Zoom

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer.
  2. Open Zoom and enter “Settings”.
  3. In the section “Virtual Background”, click the ‘+’ icon and select your favorite background stored on your computer. Important: Don’t forget to uncheck “Mirror my video” or you’ll view everything the wrong way round.
  4. You’re now ready to use it on your next video call!

 

How to use your own backgrounds in Teams (PC)

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer. 
  2. Type RUN in your search bar (at the bottom of your desktop) and open the ‘Run’ app. 
  3. Then paste this link %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads and click ‘OK’. 
    Copy the backgrounds you downloaded into the folder that opens up.
  4. Quit TEAMS and open it again
  5. You’ll your ocean images in the background effects (found in the ‘3 dots’ icon on your Teams control bar

 

How to use your own backgrounds in Teams (Mac)

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer. 
  2. Locate the “Go“ dropdown menu at the top of your desktop and open “Go to folder...“. 
  3. Then paste in the following text:                                                                 ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads
  4. Copy the backgrounds you downloaded into the folder that opens up.
  5. Quit TEAMS and open it again
  6. You’ll your ocean images in the background effects (found in the ‘3 dots’ icon on your Teams control bar

 

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