How To Create a Virtual Background in Google Meet

Create a custom virtual background that links to your HiHello digital business card to use during your next Google Meet call.

While there has been a recent push to return to the office, it’s clear that video conferencing isn’t going anywhere. From team meetings to client calls, virtual meetings have become the norm. 

Unfortunately, that means you’re no longer being judged on your company’s office space. Now your home office has become the main focus, and since most of us don’t have a perfect home office background, virtual backgrounds have entered the picture. 

While blurring the background or adding a pretty picture might be better than nothing, creating a custom background that showcases your brand and business card is the perfect solution to a less-than-professional background. 

Creating the perfect custom virtual background is simple with HiHello’s virtual background generator. When you create a HiHello background, your digital business card is linked to your chosen background image. Select an image from our library, or upload your own–it’s up to you. 

Once you’ve created your digital business card, follow the steps below to make your own HiHello background for Google Meet*. 

How to create a HiHello virtual background for Google Meet.

1. Log in to the HiHello website.

Log into the HiHello web app

2. Click Backgrounds

Go to the HiHello background generator

3. Select a digital business card.

Select the card you would like to link to your virtual background

4. Select a background image, or upload your own.**

Choose a background or upload your own image to customize your virtual background

5. Download your personalized HiHello background.

Download your custom virtual background

6. Add your HiHello background to Google Meet.

Upload your background to Google Meet

If you’re having trouble adding your virtual background to Google Meet, see our step-by-step walkthrough in this guide.

We love seeing your backgrounds in action, so take a screenshot, Tweet it, and tag us @HiHello! Remember, your card’s QR code is included in your background. Whoever scans your code can see your digital business card. 

Frequently asked questions

What is included in a virtual background? 

Your custom HiHello virtual background includes an image of your choosing, a QR code that links to your digital business card, your logo, name, title, company, and preferred name and pronouns. Check out the image below to see what your virtual background would look like.

The elements of a virtual background

Why is the background reversed? 

It is important to know that Google Meet has a mirroring effect. While your background may appear backward to you, it will display correctly to everyone else on the call. 

Can I customize the information on my virtual background?

Customizing what information appears on your virtual background and adjusting the location of the elements is available with HiHello’s corporate backgrounds, which are available with HiHello Business and HiHello Enterprise plans. Please visit our pricing page to learn more about our team plans. 

*Google Meet refers to the video conferencing platform provided by Google. HiHello is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Google Meet. 

**If you’re using an image from Google Image Search, please be careful to respect any image copyrights. HiHello does not take any responsibility for user-uploaded images. 

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