Many of us have become accustomed to using video chats for meetings and such over the past year or so, due to the pandemic. And luckily these services have added some cool features since the pandemic started. Like the ability to blur your background or change it completely. That way your coworkers, friends and even family don’t see how messy your home is.
This is a slightly new feature on Google Meet, but it can be done. Both on desktop and mobile. And today, we’re going to show you exactly how to do it.
How To Blur Or Change Your Background On A Google Meet Call
First of all, you’ll need to either open the Google Meet app, or head to meet.google.com.
Next, tap on “New Meeting”.
And then tap on “Start an instant meeting”.
Next, tap on the three dots in the bottom row of options.
And tap on “Change Background”.
From here, you will see a number of different options available, including blurring your background, and even changing your background to another image. There are two options for blurring. You can slightly blur the background, or completely blur it (the third option from the left).
And that’s it. Your background is now blurred, or changed to a picture. And it will now default to this setting every time you start a meeting or join a meeting.
How To Blur Or Change Your Background On A Joined Google Meet Call
First up, you’ll need to click on the Google Meet link to enter the call.
Before you actually join the call, you can check on your video and audio. In this screen, you can tap on the three dots in the bottom row of icons.
Then select Change background.
You can tap the second option to slightly blur the background, the third option for completely blurring it, or any of the others for adding a picture behind you.
How To Blur Or Change Your Background On A Google Meet Call from mobile
Download the Google Meet app (this will work on Android or iOS).
Next, open the Google Meet App.
Select the meeting that you want to join, or you can start one.
At the bottom of the screen there will be an option to blur your background.
Now join the meeting.
If you are already in a meeting, tap on the screen to pull up your view, and then tap on Blur your background.