Video Chat Like You’re in The D

If you can’t meet in Detroit, we’ll bring Detroit to you!

Here in Detroit, our top priority is staying safe, healthy and indoors. For many Detroiters, this means using video conferencing programs like Zoom to virtually meet with coworkers, friends and family. Next time you log on, pop one of these iconic Detroit photos into your Zoom background and let the party begin. Hold staff meetings from the palm of the Spirit of Detroit, or at the world famous Motown Museum. You can even have a virtual happy hour in The Belt!

Here’s how to change your background on Zoom:

  1. Find your favorite Detroit virtual video or photo backgrounds below. Right click and select “Save Image As…” to save them to your computer or device. This will work on your computer and Zoom mobile app.
  2. Once you’re logged into Zoom, open your account settings or click the up arrow next to “Start Video” in the lower left corner.
  3. Select “Choose a Virtual Background” then press the plus sign to upload the photo or video of your choice.

For further instructions on setting up your virtual background, please reference Zoom’s official guidelines.

Zoom Background Library

Right click on the images and videos below to download your favorite Detroit backgrounds. If you use a Detroit background during a meeting or group chat, tag us @VisitDetroit so we can spread the love!


Spirit of Detroit

Spirit of Detroit | Photo by Vito Palmisano

Joe Louis Fist

Joe Louis Fist | Photo by Vito Palmisano

Detroit Summer Skyline

Detroit Summer Skyline | Photo by Vito Palmisano

Outside the Motown Museum

Motown Museum | Photo by Bill Bowen

Detroit Street Art

Detroit Street Art | Photo by Bill Bowen

Anna Scripps Conservatory

Anna Scripps Conservatory | Photo by Bill Bowen

Kayaking at Belle Isle

Kayaking at Belle Isle | Photo by Vito Palmisano

Inside the Guardian Building

Inside the Guardian Building | Photo by Bill Bowen

The Belt

The Belt | Photo by Bill Bowen

Fisher Theatre interior

Fisher Theatre | Photo by Dan Lippitt

Fisher Theatre doors

Fisher Theatre entrance | Image courtesy of Fisher Theatre Archives

Fisher Theatre

Fisher Theatre | Image courtesy of Fisher Theatre Archives

Fox Theatre marquee

Fox Theatre Marquee | Photo by Bill Bowen

Detroit International Riverwalk carousel

Detroit International RiverWalk

Ford Rouge Factory cars on display

Ford Rouge Factory | Photo courtesy of The Henry Ford

DIA Diego Rivera mural

Detroit Institute of Arts | Photo courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts


Kayaking on Belle Isle | Video by DMCVB, Bill Bowen

Eastern Market | Video by DMCVB, Bill Bowen