January 11, 2022

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds and Chromebooks

I have been communicating with the folks at Zoom for quite some time regarding the lack of the virtual background feature when using a Chromebook. Today I was informed that "Chromebooks do not satisfy the hardware requirements to enable virtual background." 

Apparently Zoom requires way more processing power to provide either the virtual background or the blur background features than the very lean Chrome OS needs to provide a fast, efficient computer experience.

This, of course, is very disappointing information. Maybe someday some programmer at Zoom will figure out how to do this using minimal resources.


Richard L. Kuper

The Kuper Report