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Using Slides as Virtual Screen


Powerpoint as Virtual Sreen option is greyed out under sharing options.  This is for a personal meeting so I am host, version of zoom is current as of this moring,.   I haved followed supports recommendation to be sure Virtual Backgrouds are enabled.  Is this feature available to user with Basic plan?  Is there something else that is missing?


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee


   Are you able to have a virtual background without a green screen in a meeting? According to this support article, a paid subscription is not a requirement.


OK, Finally thing I figure out what the problem was.  I did not have powerpoint on same machine - slide was created on different computer.  Once I downloaded Office 2021 then share powerpoint as virtual background was enabled.  


However, when I open the slide in pp slide show and I click on action button, the linked document opens in a web browser - exactly what I wanted!  Once I start a meeting the hyperlink does not work for me as host or my participants which is the whole point - being able to share a document with each participant available to them on there browser.  Am I still missing something?