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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Transport yourself to Shakespeare's family homes in your next video call!

Flowers of Winter

Have you found yourself making a lot more video calls recently? Us too.

If you, like many others, have settled on Zoom as your conference call platform of choice, then you might have noticed that it gives you the option to change your background. This has many benefits ranging from a chance for escapism, a bit of fun, and a good way to protect your privacy.

Zoom allows you to upload your own images, so you can experiment and transport yourself anywhere that you'd like to go - including Shakespeare's family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon!

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Head to shakespeare.org.uk/zoom to download your background of choice, and have fun! We'd love to see a screenshot of your backdrop in action, so share them with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Find out more about virtual backgrounds on the Zoom helpdesk.

All images are (c) The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and available for non-commercial use only.


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