Funny Zoom backgrounds you can use to spice up your online meetings

You can use these to hide your messy rooms.

Wan Munirah
Wan Munirah

Published: 3 April 2020, 7:16 PM

Video calls on online meeting platforms like Zoom are starting to pick up as Singapore ramps up telecommuting options to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within workplaces.

Besides keeping colleagues and bosses connected, these online meeting platforms are starting to gain popularity beyond working spaces, thanks to their customisable features.

Users can easily change their virtual backgrounds or touch up their appearances with the in-built filter.

Here’s a round-up of funny Zoom backgrounds you can use to impress anyone, be it your colleagues, bosses or even friends.

1. Pretend you're in a cafe


It’s all about the aesthetics. PHOTO CREDITS: DAAN EVERS VIA UNSPLASH


Even if you’re stuck at home, you can always pretend that you’re in a café to feel productive.

Best accompanied with a coffee shop playlist on YouTube and a cup of Dalgona coffee.

2. When you're having a bad day


I’m feeling fine, I guess. PHOTO CREDITS: TWITTER


If you need to send a SOS to your team, this is your chance to drop subtle hints to your colleagues about your current state of mind.


Well, everything should be fine if I’m in The Good Place. PHOTO CREDITS: NBC ON TWITTER


3. Motivate yourself


Excuse me, I’m in the middle of something… PHOTO CREDITS: KDRAMACRAZY.COM


Posters with motivational quotes are so passé. Show off your allegiance to your favourite actor, band or anyone else that you stan.

4. If you're home alone


What a picture perfect family portrait. Oh wait. PHOTO CREDITS: COMINGSOON.NET


Working offsite can get pretty lonely if you’re the only one at home. If you need to feel like you’re surrounded by your family members at home, this could offer temporary relief.

Don’t forget to watch over your back once in a while, just in case. #nospoilers

5. Make a quick escape


Experience spring in Seoul, South Korea. PHOTO CREDITS: TIMOTHY RIES VIA UNSPLASH


Or work by the beach in Nicaragua. PHOTO CREDITS: FABIAN WIKTOR VIA PEXELS


We all know that travelling is practically impossible and frowned upon at the moment, but you could always pretend that you’re at your dream destination as you work.

6. If you miss your colleagues


An iconic scene from The Office. PHOTO CREDITS: NBCUNIVERSAL


For those suffering from separation anxiety, this will help you feel like you’re back at the office, literally.

Even better – use a real photo of your colleagues for the feels.


Saving the world with my colleagues. PHOTO CREDITS: FILM FRAME/MARVEL


7. Imagine you're in a movie


10 points for Gryffindor. PHOTO CREDITS: PIXABAY


I can already hear the Toy Story theme song playing in my head. PHOTO CREDITS: DISNEY/PIXAR


Movie buffs can consider adding scenes from their favourite movies for some dramatic flair.

Head here for more Disney/Pixar backgrounds, or check out free sources like PexelsUnsplash and Canva for more work-appropriate backgrounds.

Stay safe and connected, everyone.

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