How To Change Your Background In Gotomeeting

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Adding a unique backdrop to your virtual meetings using GoToMeeting can enhance the personalization and professionalism of your sessions. This guide will lead you through the process of changing your background in GoToMeeting. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before you start customizing your background, make sure your GoToMeeting version is up to date. Background customization is supported in the latest version of GoToMeeting desktop applications for Windows and Mac. If you’re using the web browser version, you may not have access to this feature.

Step 2: Choose a Background

Now that you have confirmed your compatibility, it’s time to select the perfect background for your meetings. You can choose from preloaded images or upload your own custom background.

If you prefer to use one of the preloaded images, simply click on the “Backgrounds” button in the GoToMeeting control panel during a meeting. A gallery of background options will appear – select the one that suits your style and theme.

If you want to upload your own background image, make sure it meets the recommended resolution and aspect ratio. GoToMeeting supports JPG, JPEG, or PNG formats. Click on the “Backgrounds” button and select “Upload Image.” Choose the image file from your computer and wait for it to upload.

Step 3: Adjust and Preview

Once you have selected or uploaded your background, you can adjust its position and size to fit your preferences. Click on the “Backgrounds” button again and select “Edit.” A resizing and positioning tool will appear.

Drag the corners of the tool to adjust the size of the background. Use the arrows to move the background around and find the perfect position. You can also rotate the background using the circular arrow icon.

Make sure to preview the background by clicking on “Preview” before applying it. This allows you to see how the background will appear to other participants in the meeting.

Step 4: Apply the Background

Once you are satisfied with your background choice and adjustments, click on “Apply” to set it as your default background for all future meetings.

If you want to change your background for a specific meeting only, follow the same steps and select “Apply for this meeting only.” This will override your default background setting without affecting future meetings.


Customizing your background in GoToMeeting is a simple and effective way to add a personal touch to your virtual meetings. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can change your background to suit your style and create a more engaging meeting environment. So why wait? Start customizing your background in GoToMeeting today and make your meetings stand out!