During a video conference, you can choose to change or blur your background. This way, others stay focused on you and not your surroundings. You need to join a meeting before you can use a virtual background. If you don't want anyone to be distracted by your surroundings before you set your virtual background, join the meeting with your video turned off.

Virtual backgrounds and background blurring are supported only on the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 7 or later

  • iPad Pro

For virtual backgrounds to be available, reach out to your site administrator to enable the Display user avatars in the meeting client (Meetings) in Common Site Settings.


Tap Video , and then tap Virtual Background.


Do one of the following:

  • To blur your surroundings while remaining in focus, tap Blur.

  • To use a default virtual background, tap the one you want.

  • To use your own image for the virtual background, tap the + icon.

Change your video background in Webex Meetings

When you're ready for everyone in the meeting to see your background, tap Apply. Webex remembers your selection for your next meeting.