Add These “Star Wars” Virtual Backgrounds to Your Next Zoom Meeting

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Zoom Star Wars Virtual Backgrounds

Have you ever wanted to conduct a meeting from the Death Star or inside the Millennium Falcon? How about an office from the 200th story of a Corrusant skyscraper? Well, now you can.

Disney and Lucasfilm have teamed up to create some official virtual backgrounds for Zoom that feature some of the most iconic landscapes from Star Wars’ Skywalker Saga to help you take your next conference call with friends and coworkers to a Galaxy Far, Far, Away.

Related: Disney Shares Virtual Backgrounds of Iconic Park Locations for Video Calls

Check them out:

Spend your afternoon meeting enjoying a sunset on Jakku.

Sunset on Jakuu
Credit: Lucasfilm

Check in with your team outside Jabba’s Palace.

Jabba's Palace
Credit: Lucasfilm

Take a break from fixing your X-Wing to give your presentation.

X-Wing Hangar
Credit: Lucasfilm

Report to your superiors from the deck of your Imperial Star Destroyer…

Star Destroyer Bridge
Credit: Lucasfilm

…or from the wreckage of the Death Star.

Death Star Ruins
Credit: Lucasfilm

Discuss new business from your “office” on Coruscant.

Coruscant
Credit: Lucasfilm

Build your startup inside the Millennium Falcon.

The Interior of the Millennium Falcon
Credit: Lucasfilm

Address your employees from Palpatine’s throne.

Palpatine's Throne
Credit: Lucasfilm

From the words of StarWars.com:

StarWars.com is excited to present a galaxy of virtual Star Wars backgrounds that you can use in any online meeting. If you’re home and catching up with friends, talking with family, or an an important work video call, you can now do so appearing as if you’re somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. Choose from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back‘s Hoth (wampa-free, thankfully), the ruins of the Death Star, and many, many more. Whether you dress as a Star Wars character is entirely up to you. (But we would encourage it.)

Click here to browse through all of the free backgrounds available.

“How do I add a background to my zoom?”

First, save the picture to your computer by right-clicking over the image and selection “save image as…” Then, follow the steps as posted by Zoom.

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.

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

Are you going to add any of these backgrounds to your Zoom meetings? Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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