If you want to help ‘Share Clare with the World’, use our County Clare virtual backgrounds on your Zoom video calls. We have a link to a selection below (and will be adding others).
You’ve almost certainly heard of Zoom, one of the leading video conferencing software apps in the world. It allows individuals and businesses to virtually interact with others when meeting in-person isn’t possible.
With the COVID-19 coronavirus wreaking havoc across the world, Zoom has become an increasingly important tool for friends, families and business colleagues, enabling them to meet virtually on video via desktops or mobile devices. Zoom has free and paid plans (the free plan allows you to have unlimited one-on-one meetings and even host meetings of up to 100 people).
Change your background on Zoom to a choice of County Clare virtual backgrounds.
On Zoom, you can use our County Clare photos as your virtual backgrounds. We have sized them to work correctly. It’s fun, but it’s also a way to ‘Share Clare with the World’, particularly now when those you are in contact with on Zoom cannot visit. Our backgrounds are also impressive – you can sit with the magnificent Cliffs of Moher behind you, or the Burren, or the Loop Head Peninsula, or Inis Cealtra – Holy Island, or a choice of many others.
It’s a way to support Clare, express yourself, and maybe even hide what’s normally behind you!
Tip #1 – have friends use them too: If you know of anyone from Clare, living in Ireland or abroad, encourage them to use the Clare Zoom backgrounds too (so that they feel at home). Similarly, if you know anyone who is not from Clare, but who wishes they could be here, they are also free to use them!
Tip #2 – mind the cat!: If you tend to gesture a lot, or rock in your chair, or if a cat lands on your lap during your Zoom call, your caller may notice breaks in the virtual background behind you. Don’t worry, these image breaks resolve quickly.
How to change your Zoom background to a Clare Backdrop on the desktop app
Download one or more of our County Clare Zoom-sized background images.
In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings.
On the menu to the left, click Virtual Background.
You’ll see a few default background options provided by Zoom. However, if you want to upload one of our ‘Let’s Share Clare with the World’ images as your background, click the + icon next to where it says Choose Virtual Background. A box will pop up allowing you to upload any of the Clare Zoom Background photos you downloaded to your computer. Click on the one you want, and it will appear alongside the other pictures as an option for you to choose from. Choose it to ‘Share Clare with YOUR World.
To get rid of any photos you upload, tap the X in their top left corner.
Change your Zoom background on the mobile app
When you log into your account and join a meeting, tap the three dots at the bottom right of the screen to open the More menu.
Tap Virtual Background.
Select a background from the Clare Zoom Backgrounds you upload.