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Bring a Vacation Vibe to Your Zoom Calls with These Free Custom Backgrounds

Editor’s Note 4/3/20: Due to Security Concerns with Zoom please be sure to upgrade your Zoom software to version 4.6.9 which has two critical security patches.

Miss travel? We do, too. But we’ve got a sorta-solve: these custom backgrounds you can download and use on all your Zoom calls.

There’s a backdrop for every occasion. Work Zoom? Class things up with the Amalfi Coast backdrop. Virtual cocktails with friends? Drink beneath tropical palm trees. Family dinner a la video call? Channel the fun of a day at the beach. As we all hunker down for another month of sheltering in place, video conferencing continues to be an important part of reducing social isolation.

Download your favorite travel-inspired backgrounds below, and then follow these instructions to bring the vacation vibe to this stay-at-home time.

Beach Dreams

Download: Palm Trees | Beach Day | Bungalow Sunset

Zoom background palm trees
Zoom background beach day
Zoom background bungalow sunset

European Adventures

Download: Madrid | Amalfi Coast | Santorini

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City Lights

Download: Shanghai | San Francisco | New York City

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