How To Change Background In Google Meet Without Snap Camera

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Have you ever wanted to change your background in Google Meet but don’t want to use Snap Camera? Well, you’re in luck! In this article, I will guide you through the process of changing your background in Google Meet without the need for any additional software.

Step 1: Choose a Suitable Image

The first step is to find a suitable image that you would like to use as your background. It could be a picture of a beach, a cityscape, or even a funny meme. Make sure the image is in a format that Google Meet supports, such as JPEG or PNG.

Step 2: Upload the Image to Google Drive

Next, you’ll need to upload the image to your Google Drive. Open your Google Drive and click on the “+ New” button, then select “File upload”. Choose the image file from your computer and wait for it to upload.

Step 3: Share the Image

After the image has been uploaded to your Google Drive, right-click on it and select “Share”. In the sharing settings, change the visibility to “Anyone with the link” and click “Copy link”. This will generate a shareable link to the image.

Step 4: Join a Google Meet

Now, it’s time to join a Google Meet. Open your web browser and go to Enter the meeting code or click on the meeting link provided by the host to join the meeting.

Step 5: Open Developer Tools

In order to change the background, we will need to use the web developer tools built into your browser. To access the developer tools, right-click anywhere on the Google Meet page and select “Inspect” or “Inspect Element”. This will open the developer console.

Step 6: Modify the CSS

Once the developer console is open, click on the “Elements” tab, then find the <div> element with the class name “call-overlay”. Right-click on it and select “Edit as HTML”.

Inside the <div> element, you will see a <div> with the class name “NzPR9b”. Right-click on it and select “Edit as HTML” again.

Now, you need to add some CSS code to change the background. Find the <div> element with the class name “q7CLj” and add the following CSS code inside the style attribute:

background-image: url("paste your image link here");

Replace “paste your image link here” with the shareable link to your image that you copied earlier. Once you have added the CSS code, press Enter to apply the changes.

Step 7: Enjoy Your New Background

That’s it! You have successfully changed your background in Google Meet without using Snap Camera. Your selected image will now be displayed as your background during the meeting. Enjoy your personalized touch and have fun with your new background!


Changing your background in Google Meet without Snap Camera is a simple process that allows you to add a personal touch to your video conferences. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily customize your background with any image you like. So go ahead, give it a try, and make your Google Meet meetings more visually appealing and engaging!