Tired of joining your Google Meets with the same boring background? Pretend to be sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower or floating above Niagara Falls to switch up your Google Meet background and get your meeting attendees talking. 

When used appropriately, Google Meet backgrounds are a great way to start meetings off on a positive note and with a few smiles and laughs. These backgrounds also serve as a great conversation starter, especially to break the ice with new meeting attendees!

The purpose of funny Google Meet backgrounds

Setting your background on Google Meet to a funny picture will amuse everyone who sees it. Having a funny background can also help alleviate some workplace stress by encouraging a smile or laugh from your meeting attendees. 

Additionally, for the purpose of icebreakers, funny Google Meet backgrounds are a great conversation starter and team-bonding activity. For example, you could have each meeting attendee show up with their Google Meet background set as their dream must-see landmark!

While the purpose of funny Google Meet backgrounds is ultimately to add a little fun to your meeting, it’s important to know when it’s best to use one. For example, using one during a team bonding event or casual team meeting is OK. However, avoid using one during more formal meetings like formal one-on-ones or stakeholder meetings. Our best advice is to read the room and decide if a funny Google Meet background will lighten up the meeting or cause tension. 

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20 funny Google Meet backgrounds to try—landmark edition

1 Arc de Triomphe

Join your next Google Meet in front of the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, France.

2 Sydney Opera House

Change your Google Meet background to the Sydney Opera House for your next meeting to show your admiration for the performing arts and 20th-century architecture!

3 Colosseum 

Join your next Google Meet from Rome, Italy, standing in front of the Colosseum, the world’s largest standing amphitheater! 

4 Louvre Museum

Show your knowledge of museums by joining your next Google Meet in front of the world’s most-visited museum, which is situated in Paris, France! Plus, see if your coworkers can guess which of the most famous art pieces in the world is in the Louvre… 

(P.S. it’s the Mona Lisa!)

5 Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Take your next Google Meet call outside the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris, France, to show off its breathtaking architecture and your love for the cathedral! 

6 Statue of Liberty 

Join your next Google Meet with the Statue of Liberty as your background. And don’t forget to wear your I ❤️ NYC shirt during the meeting! 

7 Eiffel Tower

Set your Google Meet background as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, to show what’s either your dream landmark or likely one of your coworkers’! 

8 Great Wall of China

Pretend to be walking the Great Wall of China during your next Google Meet meeting with this background! 

9 Place de la Concorde

During your next Google Meet meeting, pretend to be swimming in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France! Just maybe don’t actually wear your bathing suit to the meeting… 

10 Leaning Tower of Pisa 

Confuse your meeting attendees with this Leaning Tower of Pisa Google Meet background by having them wonder if it’s you or the tower that’s sideways! 

11 Great Pyramid of Giza

Join your next Google Meet in front of the largest Egyptian pyramid and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Great Pyramid of Giza!

12 Taj Mahal

Show off the Taj Mahal’s beautiful architecture and one of your must-see landmarks by making this your Google Meet background!

13 Machu Picchu

Set your Google Meet background to the beautiful Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel in Peru and a world-known landmark. Plus, enjoy having a meeting co-host on your screen!🦙

14 Burj Khalifa 

Set your Google Meet background to the Burji Khalifa, a beautiful skyscraper in Dubai. Fun fact, the Burji Khalifa is one of the tallest buildings in the world! 

15 Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Have fun with your meeting attendees by having them guess each face on Mount Rushmore with this Google Meet background!   

16 Easter Island

Join your next Google Meet from Easter Island, a volcanic island in the South Pacific Ocean. Its unique human figures called “moai” make Easter Island a famous landmark!

17 Golden Gate Bridge

This well-known landmark that was once the tallest and longest suspension bridge in the world is sure to be a conversation starter. Use this Golden Gate Bridge background in your next Google Meet meeting!  

18 Buckingham Palace

Channel your inner royalty in your next Google Meet meeting with this Buckingham Palace background!

19 Niagara Falls 

Pretend to be floating above the beautiful falls in your next Google Meet meeting with this Niagara Falls background! 

20 Lake Louise

Take in the true beauty of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, with this breathtaking Google Meet background! 

Parting advice

Now that you have 20 new Google Meet backgrounds to choose from, get ready to make some of your meeting attendees smile and laugh by pretending to be at a famous landmark in your next meeting! 

(Maybe your boss will even give you some paid time off to explore the landmark 😉).