Desktop & web

Using RingCentral Video Virtual Background on desktop
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The Virtual Background feature in RingCentral Video allows participants to use the pre-selected background video, still images, or GIFs. Users can also upload their own virtual background videos or still images from Pexels or via Google search.
 
Note: Before you use Virtual Background, ensure your device meets the system requirements.

How to use Virtual Background with still images

1. Click the More button at the bottom right.
2. Select Virtual background. This opens the Settings window.
3. Select your preferred background image from the list or click the + symbol to add your own image. 
4. Once you’ve selected a background image, you can also select Mirror my video, Improve my appearance with the virtual background, and I have a green or blue screen.
Still image
  • Note: If you want to enable Virtual Background before a meeting, click the Settings gear icon on the upper right corner, then select Settings > Virtual background.

How to use Virtual Background with videos

1. Click More from the in-meeting controls.
2. Select Virtual background. This opens the Settings window.
3. Select your preferred background video from the list or click the + symbol to add your own video. 
4. Once you’ve selected a background video, you can also select Mirror my videoImprove my appearance with the virtual background, and I have a green or blue screen.
Virtual background

How to use Virtual background with GIFs

1. Click the More button at the bottom right.
2. Select Virtual background. This opens the Settings window.
3. Select your prefered GIF by clicking the from the list or click the + symbol to add your own GIF.
4. Once you’ve selected a background GIF, you can also select Mirror my video, Improve my appearance with the virtual background, and I have a green or blue screen.

What are the requirements for uploading custom videos

  • Video must be less than 100MB in size
  • Supported video formats:
    • mp4 (.mp4)
    • ogg (.ogv)
    • webm (.webm)
  • Note: Videos created with your iPhone will use quicktime (.mov) format. This format can easily be converted to MP4 before uploading it. There are plenty of free tools that do this conversion, just search for “online tool to convert mov to mp4” in Google search.

How to enable Virtual Background before a meeting

1. Click the Settings icon in the left-hand navigation bar.
2. Select Video from the left panel.
3. Click Edit at the far right of Video meeting settings. This opens the RingCentral Video window.
4. Select Virtual background.
5. Select your photo, video, or GIF you’d like to use when you’re in a meeting.

What are the Virtual Background settings

  • Mirror my video: Your video and virtual background are mirrored by default. The other meeting participants will see you normally (un-mirrored). If you turn this setting off, you will see yourself as others see you. 
  • Improve my appearance with the virtual background: Your video will automatically tune video brightness to better correspond to your selected background and make you appear more realistically inside of the virtual background scene. This setting will not be available if you are using a green or blue screen.
  • I have a green or blue screen: You can have a solid background behind you. Your selection will be applied to all features using a green or blue screen.​​​
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