• Zoom background images have made a real difference throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Now Google Meet is catching up with it. 

On Friday, the Zoom competitor from Google announced background images would start to be available in its video conferencing service, Google Meet. For now it’s only on your web browser, but eventually backgrounds will be available through the Google Meet app for iOS and Android devices.

Up until now, Google Meet has only let you show your IRL background. In September, Meet added a blur option to make your background scene more private. Now you can upload your own images or select a pre-loaded option from Google. 

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To add a background image either before or during a video call, Google has a step-by-step guide on how to do it. 

The feature is rolling out over the next week for eligible users, so soon you’ll have the ability to ensure that no one knows where you’re actually taking the meeting.