Raise your hand if you’ve had Zoom drinks from isolation. Keep your hand up if it felt like the real thing, and not a poor imitation of life’s simplest pleasure. Sadly, there’s no substitute for the local bar – at least there wasn’t. Introducing Social Distancing Social Club, the latest advancement in Virtual Get Together technology.
Social Distancing Social Club allows you to quarantine at your favourite watering hole. Simply download a bar background, choose a jukebox and invite your friends. There’s even classic pub trivia* (*punny pub trivia name not included, or encouraged).
You can’t go to the bar, but the bar can come to you. Missing drinks with friends? Welcome to the club.
* Please note that Video Backgrounds
may not work on some devices.
Download* a background and save to your photos.
*Your download will be available in the top right corner of your browser.
When the app is open click your profile picture, then click on Settings.
Open the app, sign in and join a meeting.
In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab (if you don’t see this tab, log in to the Zoom website, go to Settings and toggle on Virtual Background).
Tap the three dots at the bottom right to open the More menu and then tap Virtual Background.
In the Virtual Background tab, click the + icon to upload from your computer and select the background you downloaded.
Upload the background you downloaded.
Like any bar worth its weight in pretzels, we didn’t write our own trivia questions, we googled some. Here’s what we found: