First there was Skype, then FaceTime, and now most of us are all too familiar with Zoom. The video chat app, initially known for hosting office meetings, has become the go-to option for hanging out with family and friends while in isolation. DJs use Zoom to host all-night dance parties, chefs host virtual cooking classes, and yoga instructors and meditation gurus connect with classes online. Celebrities from Sean Penn to Pee-wee Herman have opened their homes to public scrutiny. In fact, a favorite new pastime for bored quarantiners is judging the houses and offices of famous people Zooming in on TV. But not everyone’s residence is ready for a close-up. While the lockdown endures, up your production values with these chat backgrounds we’ve curated that bring the best of L.A. to your next virtual cocktail hour.
To save images, right click or drag to your desktop. And here’s Zoom’s tutorial on how to update your background.