TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Overview
  • Basic requirements for Change background on Desktop
  • Change Virtual background
    • Apply virtual background before joining the event.
    • Apply virtual background after joining the social lounge table or live stage/backstage 
  • Things to keep in mind
  • Tips for using virtual background


Disclaimer: Virtual Background is currently in the Beta phase. 
Kindly send a request to support at support@airmeet.com or visit or 24*7 Support Lounge to get it enabled for your event.


Overview

The Virtual Background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during your Virtual event. 

Don’t let that cluttered lounge ruin your remote team’s sales demo, pitch, or marketing huddle. Here’s the deal, virtual backgrounds can provide a great sense of privacy while also showing brand loyalty and personality on video.



Basic technical requirements for using Airmeet Virtual background


To access the virtual background on your desktop/laptop, you may need to meet the following requirements:


  • Browser version supported
    • Chrome Browser version (>= 84), 
    • Brave Browser version(>= 84), 
    • Edge Browser version(>= 85) are supported.

  • In Chrome OS(Chromebook), 
    • Chrome(>=86), 
    • Brave(>=86), 
    • Edge(>=85) are supported.

  • HardwareConcurrency >= 4 is required. This is not checked in Brave.
  • A webGL-supported browser is required. Check here if your browser supports WebGL
  • Hardware acceleration of the browser needs to be enabled. Check below how to enable hardware acceleration on google chrome.
  • WebAssembly is required.
  • Disclaimer: Firefox and Safari do not support filters due to the lack of support of offscreen canvas.


Enable Hardware acceleration 

Turn on hardware acceleration on Windows or Mac: 


  1. On the top right of a Chrome window, click Menu More and then click Settings
  2. On the left, next to Advanced, click the Down arrow.
  3. Click System button
  4. Turn on "Use hardware acceleration when available."
  5. Restart Chrome.

Applying Virtual background 


Apply virtual background while joining the event.


Step 1: Enter the event from the event link provided by the organizer.

Step 2: While entering the event, enable your camera & mic by clicking on the "Enable camera & mic" button and providing relevant browser-level permission.




Step 3: On the bottom right of your self-view, click the "Select a background" button.

  • To completely blur your background, click on the "Blur" option
  • Select a pre-uploaded background by clicking on any background shown in the preview.




Step 4: After finalizing your camera & mic checks and virtual background preview, click "Join event"


Note: You can't upload your virtual background. Our team is working towards building that capability.




Apply virtual background after joining the social lounge table or live stage/backstage


Step 1: Join any social lounge table at your event.

Step 2: Click on the "Audio & video settings" button.




Step 3: On the bottom right of your self-view, click the "Select a background" button.

  • To completely blur your background, click on the "Blur" option
  • Select a pre-uploaded background by clicking on any background shown in the preview.



Step 4: After finalizing your camera & mic checks and virtual background preview, click "Save."


Note: You can't upload your virtual background. Our team is working towards building that capability. 


Things to keep in mind

  • Virtual backgrounds are currently not supported on Airmeet mobile application.
  •  While changing the background (on Social table or live session), you would be on mute, and the camera would be turned off by default.




Tips for using virtual background



  • To achieve the best virtual background effect, Airmeet recommends using a solid color background, preferably green.
  • Higher quality cameras result in a better virtual background. 
  • Use uniform lighting and color.
  • Do not wear clothing that is the same color as the virtual background.