How to change settings in the PWA client in Zoom App

It will be possible to adjust and set some settings within the Progressive Web App (PWA) and the web client, without being required to change settings in the web portal. In addition to the PWA, which can be installed on both web browsers and ChromeOS devices, the web client can be accessed via the Join from Your Browser link when using a join URL.

The steps for editing the settings of the meeting web client in-meeting

  1. The web client allows you to join a meeting or start one.
  2. To do so, click on Settings in the meeting toolbar.
    Once you do this, you’ll see a window that gives you access to a number of settings, including:


  • Receiving video can be accelerated by using hardware acceleration: You can use the video decoding ability of the graphics card of your device to save CPU resources for other tasks. You will have to refresh the web client in order to make this work.
  • The following examples show the user profile icons next to in-meeting chat messages: When in-meeting chat is enabled, the participants’ profile images will be displayed. The initials of the participant appears if no image is available for the participant.
  • The skin tone of the participant:  Whenever you use chat emoticons or meeting reactions, you can select the default skin tone.


  • Uploading a background button consists of the following steps: Using the web client’s mask feature, you can upload a background image that will act as a virtual background for use with the desktop client‘s virtual background feature.
  • Choose a background image that you would like to use from an uploaded selection.
  • Mirror my video:  The video will be flipped horizontally. When using this option, the video will be flipped horizontally instead of vertically.
  • Virtual Background:  In the past, people have used a mask background and their faces can be seen against a static shape. With this background, it is more like a virtual background without a green screen. It is available for devices with at least four logical cores, which include four real cores or two cores with four threads per core. However, on devices that just achieve the processor requirements, the performance might still be reduced.