Bring your holiday to Zoom meetings with free travel backgrounds from TPG
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Most of us are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. And most of us have meetings on Zoom. So why not have some fun with those hours of meetings, and be reminded of what awaits us when we can travel again?
We’re happy to help you do that by bringing travel right into Zoom.
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We have selected dozens of pictures taken by our staff and other sources to use as Zoom backgrounds. We hope they will help remind you that there’s a world waiting to be discovered, on the other side of this.
You’ll be able to go, virtually, all over the world. A U.S. city, for example, Phoenix? The Maldives? An international gateway airport, like Los Angeles, to make you think of the flights that will get you there? We’ve got you covered.
To download the images, you just need to navigate to this Google Drive folder, choose your favourite (or favourites — you can download any or all of them free of charge), and download them to your computer or device.
Then, open your Zoom app’s settings. On the Mac desktop version, it looks like this:
Then select “Virtual Background” and click on the plus sign below your video window. Navigate to the folder where you’ve downloaded your backgrounds, and you’re all set.
You’ll find among those images a generous helping of aeroplanes, as well as picturesque locations, because we cannot wait to be inside of a commercial jet again — including our favourite, the Airbus A380.
And because we have a penchant for traveling in style, virtually or not, we’ve sprinkled some airline lounges in there too, like United’s beautiful Polaris Lounges.
We can’t wait for you to come travel with us — today on Zoom, and tomorrow in the real world.
Featured photo by The Points Guy