Stuck at home, sitting through virtual work meetings or joining group video chats with friends? Would you rather be playing Pokémon GO? Well we can’t help you. But to help express that desire, Niantic has released a couple of custom backgrounds for Zoom calls you can use.
The Pokémon GO twitter account recently posted a small group of images, recommending to use them as Zoom backgrounds.
“Have you used any of our downloadable custom Pokémon GO video-chat backgrounds yet? Take a screenshot, and show us in the comments!”
Zoom, for those lucky enough to not know about it, is a recently popular video chat service where multiple users can quickly join into a group video feed with relative ease. It grew in popularity as the quarantine measures were implemented, forcing many businesses to resort to working from home, remotely. The service and software offers a custom background option, where it “cuts out” the shape of the user and replaces the scene behind them with an image or video.
The images themselves, available here, are well designed, showing a colorful variety. But the resolution could be better, in our opinion. Granted, these are for video calls, where resolution will take a hit regardless. So maybe it doesn’t matter.