How to change google meet background

By Updated On September 8, 2021 - 12:17 PM No comments

Do you want to change the background of google meet without any third-party apps or plugins?

This article will guide you on how to change your background in Google Meet. You can finally do so directly from Google Meet itself.

If you are using the old version of Google Meet, update to the latest version.

This new Google Meet feature is rolling out to everyone now, so don’t panic if you don’t have it yet. Update to the latest version. This feature will be available for everyone, regardless of whether or not you have a paid account.

Steps to change google meet background

So here’s how to change a background in Google Meet – natively from Google Meet itself. There are two cases where you can change your background in Google Meet with Meet itself.

Case 1

The first way is when you are starting or joining a meeting.

  • Open the Meet.
  • You’ll have a change background option at the right bottom
  • Click on the option
  • That will allow you to change your background before a Meet even begins.

Case 2

But if you want to change your background once a Meet has already started, you can do that too.

  • From your Meet window
  • Select the three-dot menu icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Select, change the background.
  • You can change the background right now.

Google has a set of backgrounds. If you want to set a custom background, you can choose the upload option. You can add your background for that. It was definitely worth the wait for Google to allow this feature within Google Meet because they’re doing a much better job with the virtual backgrounds than some third-party plugins.

Changing the background in Google Meet and adding a custom image to Google Meet is cool, but that’s not all you can do with this new update. You can also blur your background! So from that same menu option, choose to slightly blur your background or add a heavier blur to your background.


Just check the version of your google meet. If you are running an old version, update it right now. I hope this guide will be helpful for you.

Let us know if you have any doubts, suggestions, or corrections regarding this topic. We are happy to hear from you in the comment section and on email. Enjoy with a better background.

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