Just So You Know: These Funny Zoom Backgrounds Are SO Perfect It Hurts

Mariah Schlossmann
·2 min read
Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy

From Cosmopolitan

Almost 10 months in and Zoom is still one of my most used applications. Who would’ve thunk??? From classes to meetings to holiday parties, Zoom is literally THE place to be. And if you haven’t figured out the whole background thing by now, allow me to explain.

The Zoom background is a great option for those who can’t be bothered to put away their clean laundry from four days ago and an excellent alternative to taking meetings from a closet. It’s also best suited for those who want to pretend to be somewhere else for a minute (read: all of us). No one knows where you are and that is the beauty of technology.

In this installment of Cosmo Brings You Zoom Backgrounds, we wanted to provide some extra ~fun~ ones. Below, you’ll find a mixture of pop culture, food, and some off-limits locations you’d def rather be in rn.

If you’re new to the virtual background game, here’s how to add one:

  • Download all our works of art below.

  • Then, in the bottom left corner of your Zoom window (while you’re Zooming), you’ll see an icon that says “Stop video.” Click the little arrow right next to it, and select “Choose a virtual background.”

  • Upload one or all of these!

  • Remember that you have a funny Zoom background when the other Zoom participants start giggling. (I swear, there’s nothing on your face.)

Celebrate your Golden Globes win with your Big Little Lies besties:

Photo credit: David Crotty
Photo credit: David Crotty

Just a cat doing adorable human things:

Photo credit: Hulton Deutsch
Photo credit: Hulton Deutsch

Pretend you’re hanging out with your fave Disney characters:

Photo credit: Handout
Photo credit: Handout

When bae looks at you <3:

Photo credit: Theo Wargo
Photo credit: Theo Wargo

When the other baes look at you <3:

Photo credit: Drew Angerer
Photo credit: Drew Angerer

The newest cast member of Normal People season 2 is you:

Photo credit: David M. Benett
Photo credit: David M. Benett

And you’re in Schitt’s Creek now:

Photo credit: Pop TV
Photo credit: Pop TV

Just you surrounded by everyone’s favorite accessory of 2020:

Photo credit: Samuel Corum
Photo credit: Samuel Corum

Just you surrounded by the other hottest accessory of 2020:

Photo credit: David Silverman
Photo credit: David Silverman

My personal happy place:

Photo credit: Gustavo Caballero
Photo credit: Gustavo Caballero

A trip to the wax museum nobody asked for:

Photo credit: Kirsty O&#39;Connor - PA Images
Photo credit: Kirsty O'Connor - PA Images

Just your girl Zendaya as she wins her Emmy:

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

Kylie Jenner’s infamous olive oil cake:

Photo credit: Kylie Jenner/Instagram
Photo credit: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

The closest you’ll get to clubbing this year:

Photo credit: Future Music Magazine
Photo credit: Future Music Magazine

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