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How do I change my virtual background in an 8x8 Video Meeting
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How do I change my virtual background in an 8x8 Video Meeting

 

Objective

Enabling virtual backgrounds in Meetings.

If you’re sharing video from a location where people or objects in the background could prove distracting; 8x8 Meet enables you to use virtual backgrounds! Select from a preset background image, add a background image of your own, or simply blur your real-world background. Your chosen background remains selected across future meetings until you select a different background option.

This article is for setting an individual user's virtual background. To configure the static, account-wide background image, please see this article on How to customize Meetings

Applies To

  • 8x8 Meet
  • Virtual Backgrounds
  • Work for Desktop

Procedure

Before a Meeting

  1. Click Select background to open a selection prompt with a preview of how your video will look to other participants.
    meetingsSelectBackground.png
  2. At the prompt, select:
    • Add background: Upload an image from your computer to use as your virtual background. Once an image is uploaded, it’s available to use in future meetings. To remove an uploaded image, click a background option other than that image, then hover over the image and click X next to it.
    • Blur/Slight blur: Blur the background visible behind you.
    • An image: Replace your background with the selected image.
  3. Click Apply to confirm your selection. Your chosen background remains selected across future meetings until you select a different background option.

From within a Meeting

  1. Click More actions  to open a menu of advanced meeting controls and options.
    meetingsMoreActionsSelectBackgound.png
  2. From the menu, click Select background to open a selection prompt with a preview of how your video will look to other participants.
  3. At the prompt, select:
    • Add background: Upload an image from your computer to use as your virtual background. Once an image is uploaded, it’s available to use in future meetings. To remove an uploaded image, click a background option other than that image, then hover over the image and click X next to it.
    • Blur/Slight blur: Blur the background visible behind you.
    • An image: Replace your background with the selected image.
  4. Click Apply to confirm your selection. Your chosen background remains selected across future meetings until you select a different background option.