Virtual backgrounds offer a quick fix, but an unstable internet connection can expose you unexpectedly. This is where the Zoom background blur option comes in.
How to blur the background on Zoom before a meeting
Here’s how to blur the background on Zoom before a meeting:
- Sign into your Zoom account
- Open Settings.
- Choose Backgrounds & Effects.
- Select the Blur option.
1. Sign into your Zoom account via the Zoom desktop or mobile app
To begin, sign into your Zoom account via your Zoom desktop or mobile app. Here, we’ve used the Zoom desktop app for Windows 11. The workflow is the same for the Zoom app on other devices.
2. Click on your profile icon and select Settings.
Once signed in, click your profile icon on the top right corner.
Next, select Settings.
3. Choose Backgrounds & Effects.
In your Settings, click on Background & Filters. It will open your camera and show options on Virtual Backgrounds, Video Filters, and Avatars.
4. Click on the Blur option.
Click on Virtual Backgrounds and select Blur. That’s it.
Zoom will blur your background for the meetings from there on.
How to blur the background on Zoom during meetings
If you’ve already joined a meeting and want to blur the background instantly, follow these steps:
- Click on the video icon
- Select Blur My Background
1. Click on the video icon
First, click on the arrow beside the video icon at the bottom left corner of your meeting window.
2. Select Blur My Background
Next, select Blur My Background. Done. Your background is now blurred.
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So, how do you ensure these meetings stay productive and ensure no crucial details are missed over lack of attention or information overload?
Fireflies is an AI Notetaker tool that automatically records, transcribes, summarizes, and analyzes your online and in-person meetings with 90+ accuracy.
Regardless of where you have your meeting, Zoom, Google Meet, or even your conference room, Fireflies helps create an organized and searchable knowledge base of all your conversations. This way, you can quickly find any information shared in meetings months or years ago using a simple keyword search or AI-generated filters.
Moreover, Fireflies makes reviewing missed meetings easier than ever.
When permitted, Fireflies joins the meetings as a silent participant and take notes for you. Once the meeting ends, it shares an AI-generated meeting summary that contains details such as keywords, overview, outline, notes, and action items mentioned. You can also customize the Super Summaries apps or add custom AI apps to tailor the AI-generated summary to your needs.
This helps you get the gist of an hour-long meeting in just a few minutes. Additionally, Fireflies also provides a GPT-powered meeting chatbot, AskFred. Chat with AskFred to get answers to your questions about the conversation or even to create emails, blogs, social media posts, etc., out of the meeting context.
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