How to change the background of video calls on Facebook Messenger Rooms

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It took some time, but the option for change the background of video calls has finally landed on Messenger Rooms, Facebook's video conferencing platform.

Through a publication on its official blog, the Company makes official the arrival of this new option, which will give users of the service the possibility of choose any image and set it as your virtual wallpaper in their meetings and video calls.

This feature is inspired by that of other platforms such as Zoom, which for some time now allow you to change the background of any of your predefined photo collections, or to choose your own photo. In Messenger Rooms, the process for change the background it is similar to that of other services.



Messenger Rooms already allows you to change the background of video calls.

Change the background of your video calls in Messenger Rooms

One of the peculiarities of the background change in Messenger Rooms compared to other platforms, is the fact that it can configure 360-degree «immersive» backgrounds, which will rotate as we move the camera of the device with which we are capturing the Image.

In any case, those who wish can also ignore this function and set a picture from your video call background gallery. To do this, just follow these steps:

  1. Start a video call via Messenger Rooms, from Facebook, Messenger or using the Rooms function integrated in WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the smiley face emoji icon (if it doesn't appear, tap once on the video call area that contains your image).
  3. In the filter and effects options menu, select the "Backgrounds" option.
  4. Choose one of the predefined images or select one from your gallery.



Here's how to change the wallpaper in Messenger Rooms.

That's all. Like this, you will have easily changed the background of your video call and you will see how, depending on the chosen background, it will move according to the movements you make with the device to give a more immersive effect.

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