October 26, 2020

How to use animated GIFs as backgrounds in Zoom video

In an age where your virtual background says more about you than actually being in the call, static backgrounds in Zoom are just plain boring.While Zoom supports video virtual backgrounds, finding an appropriate video can be challenging (although no...

In an age where your virtual background says more about you than actually being in the call, static backgrounds in Zoom are just plain boring.

While Zoom supports video virtual backgrounds, finding an appropriate video can be challenging (although not impossible if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves), due to the length and work it takes to trim out just the section you want.

Because the animated GIF is the new third language behind Emojis, it can easily communicate your thought of the day.

Unfortunately Zoom doesn’t support animated GIFs and lets you add only static PNG, JPG and BMP files to use with its virtual clipping background. But there is a workaround, so keep reading to find out.

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