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.
Check them out:
Spend your afternoon meeting enjoying a sunset on Jakku.
Check in with your team outside Jabba’s Palace.
Take a break from fixing your X-Wing to give your presentation.
Report to your superiors from the deck of your Imperial Star Destroyer…
…or from the wreckage of the Death Star.
Discuss new business from your “office” on Coruscant.
Build your startup inside the Millennium Falcon.
Address your employees from Palpatine’s throne.
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.)
“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:
- Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with permission to edit Account settings, and click Account Settings.
- 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.
- (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.