Virtual Background

You have the option to blur your background on camera or select a virtual background to replace your physical one for video calls and meetings on the web or desktop apps. 

NOTE: We recommend using this feature on devices with more than four virtual cores. Anything lower than this may an impact in the speed and quality of their call. Lifesize will detect your device specifications and provide a warning if yours may not meet this requirement. 

You can select your virtual background to be: 

  • None (use your physical background)
  • Blurred
  • One of the standard Lifesize virtual background images available
  • An image from your computer

Change your background

To change your Lifesize background from your web or desktop app:

  1. Access your user Settings in the top right menu while not in a call, or the Change camera and audio sources menu during a call by clicking on the gear icon.
  2. Select Select Virtual Background under your Camera option.
  3. Select one of the provided background options, or click + to use one from your own from your computer.
  4. Optionally, click to save as default to use this image when joining any call with the web or desktop app.

Using your own background image

To use an image saved on your computer as your Lifesize virtual background on web or desktop calls: 

  1. Access your user Settings in the top right menu while not in a call, or the Change camera and audio sources menu during a call by clicking on the gear icon. 
  2. Select Select Virtual Background under your Camera option. 
  3. Click + to use an image from your computer.
  4. Navigate to and select the image that you want to use.
  5. Optionally, click to save as default to use this image when joining any call with the web or desktop app from the same computer

NOTE: Personal virtual background images are only available while joining calls on the same computer housing the image. If you join a call from a different computer or device, the image will not be in your options for that call. 

Removing a background image

To remove an image that you have added as a virtual background option: 

  1. Access your user Settings in the top right menu while not in a call, or the Change camera and audio sources menu during a call by clicking on the gear icon. 
  2. Select Select Virtual Background under your Camera option. 
  3. Locate the image that you want to remove as an option and click the X in it's upper right corner. 

If the image being removed was the active virtual background, your virtual background selection will revert to None