Blurring Background in Google Meet

Change your background

Important: Users who join the video call while not logged into a Google account and users which need to knock to get admitted, can only change their background once in the video call. Users who join a G Suite for Education video call can’t select their own background images.

Before a video call

  1. Go to Google Meet select a meeting.

  2. On the bottom right of your self view, click Change Background .

    • To completely blur your background, click Blur your background .


During a video call

  1. On the bottom right, click More Options (It is the button with three dots)

  2. Click Change background .

    • To completely blur your background, click Blur your background .

Tip: Your camera is automatically turned on when you click Change background.

Changing your background may slow down your device. You may want to turn this feature off to allow other apps to run faster on your computer.