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Best video-conferencing backgrounds to make virtual meetings more fun

Microsoft Teams Fun Backgrounds
Microsoft Teams Fun Backgrounds (Image credit: Windows Central / Dan Thorp-Lancaster)

Meetings usually aren't what most of us would consider "fun." However, with the massive shift to working from home, platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Skype offer a chance to mix things up a bit with virtual backgrounds. The options are only limited by your creativity, but here are just a few to get you started.

Endless possibilities

Mixing up your meetings with memes, pop culture, and other bits of flair can be lots of fun. Moreover, it's a small thing that can make an otherwise bland meeting a little more memorable. That's if your company is cool with it, that is.

We're big fans of the He-Man and Star Wars backgrounds, but the options are limitless. Any screengrab from a movie, show, or meme should work well (though some might require some Photoshop work). If you work for a stuffy company and use Microsoft Teams, there are several, much more mundane backgrounds to choose from as well.

If none of the backgrounds from our collection strike your fancy, no worries. The Zoom backgrounds Reddit is a great place to find a ton of other backgrounds. Likewise, you'll find plenty floating around Twitter and other social media.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.