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Adding a Virtual Background in Demio
Adding a Virtual Background in Demio

Learn how to add a virtual Presenter background for your Events.

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Written by Elias Blackwood
Updated over a week ago

We know it's important to maintain a professional image while recording your webinars and podcasts. With the virtual background feature, you are able to blur your background or upload a custom image as a virtual background.

Custom background option is only available with Google Chrome.

You can set up the background before going on stage from Settings by clicking on the cogwheel icon.

Alternatively, you can click the Go On Stage button to set up your background and devices right before going on Stage.

A pop-up window will open, where you can select your webcam and/or microphone as needed as well as set up your background.

Once you open the Virtual Background dropdown, you'll have options to choose from a handful of default backgrounds, or upload a custom background.

Alternatively, you can upload a custom image to use as your virtual background. You can upload images in JPEG, PNG or JPG formats.


  • The size limit for uploading an image is up to 5MB.

  • There are no restrictions on the image dimensions. Recommended dimensions the system can support without cropping are 1280x720x.

Once you're happy with the background settings, you can click Save Changes to save the updates in the Settings.

You will be able to update background settings at any time during the Event by opening the Settings window again from the cogwheel icon at the top right.

The chosen background will be applied to your video stream during the current and any future Sessions hosted from your account until you update the background settings again.

Best Practices

  • One of the factors that affect how your virtual background looks is the lighting and position of your camera and yourself! Ideally, you should have a well-lit and plain background behind you such as a wall or a curtain, to avoid shadows, reflections, or glitches.

  • You should also position your camera at eye level and keep yourself centered and in focus. This will help your software detect and replace your background more accurately and smoothly.

  • Don’t wear clothing that’s the same color as your background or the virtual background. Try contrast-color clothes! 🍎 🍏

Demio’s Free Virtual Backgrounds

Feel free to use images from Demio’s Free Virtual Backgrounds collection.

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