Overview

This article lists the requirements for using Virtual Background in the Zoom desktop client and mobile app.

Notes:

  • When comparing your processor with the requirements below, the generation of your processor can be determined by the first digit (or two) of the processor number, while the remaining 3 digits are the model number. For example, an Intel i7-6700 is the 700 model of the 6th generation of i7 processors. 
  • Virtual background without a green screen is not supported when utilizing the desktop client within a virtual environment. 
  • The blurred background option is only available for the Windows and macOS desktop clients. 

This article covers:

Windows

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  • Zoom desktop client, version 5.2.0 or higher
  • Windows 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit)
  • Supported processors 
    • Intel i3 
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 5th generation or higher
    • Intel i5
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 3rd generation or higher
    • Intel i7
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 3rd generation or higher
    • Intel i9 
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 3rd generation or higher
    • AMD
      • 8 logical cores
      • 3.0Ghz or higher

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  • Zoom desktop client, version 3.5 or higher
  • Supported processors
    • Intel 2 cores with 2.0Ghz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor
    • AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

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  • Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit)
  • Supported processors (720p background video)
    • Intel i5, i7, i9
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 6th generation or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
      • Processor must have Intel GPU
      • OS must be Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Supported processors (1080p background video)
    • Intel i5 
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 6th generation or higher
      • Excludes U series
    • Intel i7, i9, Xeon
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 4th generation or higher
    • Intel CPU with HD 620 integrated graphics requires the following:
      • Windows 10, 64-bit
      • Zoom client version 5.0.4 or higher
      • Driver version 26.20.xx.xx or higher
      • i7 2 cores; OR
      • i5 2 cores with major version 26.20 or higher and minor version 7323 or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • 4th generation or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors
      • 8 cores or higher with 3.0GHz or higher; OR
      • 12 cores or higher
    • AMD - Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

Video with a physical green screen

  • Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit)
  • Supported processors (720p background video)
    • Intel i5, i7, i9
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 6th generation or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon 
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors  
      • 6 cores or higher with 3.0GHz frequency or higher; OR
      • 8 cores or higher; OR
      • AMD - Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher 
  • Supported processors (1080p background video)
    • Intel i5 
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 5th generation or higher
    • Intel i7 
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 2nd generation or higher
    • Intel i9, Xeon
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors
      • 8 cores or higher with 3.0GHz frequency or higher; OR
      • 12 cores or higher; OR
      • AMD - Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

macOS

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  • Zoom desktop client, 4.6.0 or higher
  • macOS version 10.13 or higher
  • Supported processors
    • Apple M1  
    • i5 - 2 cores or higher, 6th generation or higher
      Note: 6th generation i5 dual-core processor, requires macOS 10.14 or higher
    • i7 - 4 cores or higher, 4th generation or higher

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  • Zoom desktop client, version 3.5 or higher
  • Supported processors
    • Apple M1 
    • 2 cores, 2Ghz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)

Video without a physical green screen

  • Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher
  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • Supported processors (720p background video)
    • Apple M1 (Macbook Air and Pro)
    • Intel i5 
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 6th generation or higher
      • macOS 10.14 or higher
    • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Intel i7, i9, Xeon
      • 2 cores or higher
      • 6th generation or higher
    • Other Intel processors 
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors 
      • 8 cores or higher
  • Supported processors (1080p background video)
    • Apple M1 (Macbook Pro only)
    • Intel i5 
      • 4 cores or higher, 5th generation or higher; OR
      • 2 cores, 7th generation or higher, and 2.0Ghz or higher
    • Intel i7 
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 2nd generation or higher
    • Intel i9, Xeon 
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors
      • 8 cores or higher

Video with a physical green screen

  • Zoom desktop client, version 4.6.4 or higher
  • macOS 10.9 or later
  • Supported processors (720p background video)
    • Apple M1 
    • Intel i5, i7, i9 
      • 2 cores
      • 6th generation or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors
      • 8 cores or higher
  • Supported processors (1080p background video)
    • Apple M1 
    • Intel i5 
      • 4 cores
      • 5th generation or higher
    • Intel i7
      • 4 cores or higher
      • 2nd generation or higher
    • Intel i9 and Xeon
      • 4 cores or higher
    • Other Intel processors
      • 6 cores or higher
      • Excludes Atom and Y series
    • Non-Intel processors
      • 8 cores or higher

Linux

  • Zoom desktop client, version 2.0 or higher
  • 2 cores, 2Ghz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor
  • A physical green screen

iOS

  • Zoom mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher
  • iPhone 8, 8+, or X
  • iPad Pro
  • 5th and 6th generation 9.7" iPad

Android

  • Zoom mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher
  • Android 8.0 or higher
  • arm64 processor
    • 8 cores or higher 
  • 3GB or higher RAM
  • GPU
    • Qualcomm Adreno:
      • 540 (Snapdragon 835 / Snapdragon SDM835), or higher than 615 (QCS605 or Snapdragon SDM710)
    • Mali:
      • G series with version G72 or later
      • CPU must be later than exynos 9810, exynos 990, or kirin 980
  • Only the following phone manufacturers are supported:
    • Google
    • OnePlus
    • Oppo
    • Redmi
    • Samsung
    • Vivo
    • Xiaomi
    • Huawei