Bring Some Disney Magic to Your Video Conferences With These Pixie-Dusted Virtual Backgrounds

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For all of us working from home during this global health crisis, we’ve become all too familiar with the video chat conferencing that’s keeping our businesses afloat during these trying times. Well, why not add a dash of pixie-dust to you and your co-workers with these Disney-inspired virtual backgrounds?

Zoom, the video communications platform, is offering users the option to add virtual backgrounds to their calls. This comes in super handy if you don’t want to have your personal space show up behind you on your work call.

And for us Disney fans, they’ve upped the ante with these Disney-inspired virtual backgrounds that will put you right in the middle of the magic, and are almost guaranteed to brighten even the dullest work conferences (though we hope you’re not having to deal with too many of those could-have-been-an-email meetings!).

Disney Princess Virtual Backgrounds

For the Disney Princess lover, choose from the Beast Castle Library, Prince Eric’s Castle, Disney’s Tangled floating lanterns (swoon), Princess and the Frog, Moana’s Motunui, and Cinderella Castle!

Related: Artist Depicts Disney Princesses “Before and After VFX”

Pixar Virtual Backgrounds

Are you more of a Disney/Pixar fan? Well, you have a friend in the virtual background world! Look at these adorable Pixar Virtual backgrounds you can choose from! Our favorite is the Incredibles 2 home one. Who wouldn’t want to be quarantined in that place?!


Related: Working From Home? You Need These Ambient Disney Music Channels

How to Enable the Virtual Background

The Zoom website has a step-by-step process to help users get these magical backgrounds enabled. Be sure to visit the help center for a complete overview and list of requirements. 

Here are the basic instructions from the help page on the Zoom site to get enable your background of choice:

To enable the Virtual Background feature for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with permission to edit Account settings, and click Account Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled.
    Note: If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
    Zoom virtual background instructions
  3. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Note: Users must logout of the Zoom Desktop Client and login to it again for this setting to take affect.

Zoom even has a super user-friendly YouTube tutorial to help get you set up before your next meeting!


Would you add one of these magical backgrounds to your next video meeting? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


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