How to check if a virtual background will run on my machine?

Updated: Jan 28

Before looking into getting a virtual backdrop, your first need to know if your computer will run it. Here are the instructions to help you check if a virtual background will work on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.


Zoom

How to check if a virtual background will work on my machine

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.

  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.

  3. Select Backgrounds & Filters (Note: If you do not have the Virtual Background tab and have enabled it on the web portal, sign out of Zoom desktop client and sign in again).

  4. Check I have a green screen if you have a physical green screen set up.You can then click on your video to select the correct colour for the green screen.

  5. Click on an image or video to select the desired virtual background.


System requirements - zoom

Mac

Without green screen

- Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher

- macOS 10.13 or later


With a green screen

- Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher

- macOS 10.9 or later


Windows

Without green screen

- Zoom desktop client, version 5.2.0 or higher

- Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64-bit)


With a green screen

- Zoom desktop client, version 3.5 or higher

- Supported processors: Intel 2 cores with 2.0Ghz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor or AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher


For further information on what you need to run a virtual background on ‘Zoom’ or how to check if a virtual background will work on iOS and android apps please click here


Microsoft Teams

How to check if a virtual background will work on my machine

  1. When you are in a Microsoft Teams call, click the three dots on the meeting settings bar.

  2. Select ’show background effects’

  3. Choose your background from the background settings pane.

  4. Either preview or select apply to enable your background.


System requirements - Teams

Mac

Computer and processor: Intel Core Duo processor

Memory: 4.0 GB RAM (Teams requires a dedicated 4 GB of RAM over and above any other system requirements)

Hard disk: 1.5 GB of available disk space


Windows

Computer and processor: Minimum 1.1 GHz or faster, 2 core (Note: For Intel processors, the maximum speed achieved using Intel Turbo Boost Technology (Max Turbo Frequency) must be considered)

Memory: 4.0 GB RAM (Teams requires a dedicated 4 GB of RAM over and above any other system requirements)

Hard disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space


For further information on what you need to run a virtual background on ‘Teams’ or how to check if a virtual background will work on iOS and android apps please click here


 

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