Portkey backgrounds to add some magical flair to your video calls

HPWUmacHPWUmac Posts: 7 admin
edited May 20 in Announcements #1 latest comment 27 May, 2020, 07:56 pm.

Here’s another way to transport yourself to fantastic wizarding world locations–use these Portkey backgrounds to help bring the magic of Harry Potter Wizards Unite to your video calls!


Borgin and Burkes

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop

Three Broomsticks

Dolores Umbridge's Office

Enjoy these fun backgrounds! Let us know if you use them for your video calls. 😊

Post edited by hpwulola on


  • Plan9Plan9 Posts: 52 ✭✭✭
    #218 May, 2020, 09:00 pm.

    These are awesome @HPWUmac thank you!

    I have a boss or two who should be using the Dolores Umbridge background...

  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #318 May, 2020, 09:07 pm.

    @HPWUmac That's awesome!!! 😃 Thanks😊

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #419 May, 2020, 05:04 am.

    @HPWUmac Would it be inappropriate to use them for teaching online? Asking for a friend.

  • VoiceMasterVoiceMaster Posts: 73 ✭✭
    #519 May, 2020, 05:42 am.

    @HPWUmac They only seem to save as webpage images, and I don't really want to share them to FB or Twitter. I just want to download the image.

  • MtPolluxMtPollux Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #619 May, 2020, 11:16 am.

    @Magpie31 I'm seriously considering finding out.

  • shellybelle1981shellybelle1981 Posts: 3 ✭✭
    #719 May, 2020, 01:40 pm.

    Thank you!!! How fun.😎

  • SlugAndJiggersSlugAndJiggers Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited May 19 #819 May, 2020, 06:20 pm.

    I will use these for sure; thanks so much! Any chance that we can get the Astronomy Tower one? That one was my favourite. Oh, and Dumbledore's office!

    ETA: I can't download these as image files that I can use. Format is Google WebP and Zoom doesn't recognize them, and I can't get them to open on my Mac at all. What is the secret?

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #919 May, 2020, 08:19 pm.

    Love the view from the corner! It gives such a different perspective on all of the portkeys!

    Thanks @HPWUTeam these are fantastic!!😍

  • hpwulolahpwulola Posts: 971 admin
    #1020 May, 2020, 05:08 pm.

    @Plan9 Oh no!! That is scary to hear.

    @VoiceMaster and @SlugAndJiggers Thank you for letting me know; I'll get the photos uploaded as JPGs shortly!

  • HPWUblueHPWUblue Posts: 921 mod
    edited May 20 #1120 May, 2020, 05:23 pm.

    @VoiceMaster @SlugAndJiggers Meanwhile, you may open the .webp file with a photo editor (I used Paintbrush on Mac/ Paint on Windows), and save the image as JPEG or PNG file. Cheers!

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1321 May, 2020, 02:22 am.

    @hpwulola @HPWUblue It is like a team pile up in here! I imagine you as a bunch of kittens all pouncing on each other!

    It is so nice to see so many of the team active on the forum at the moment!

  • SlugAndJiggersSlugAndJiggers Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited May 21 #1421 May, 2020, 03:31 am.

    @hpwulola Thanks for the jpg files - they're perfect. I appreciate you going to the trouble to provide them. I will be attending tomorrow's Zoom meeting from Honeydukes. :)

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  • KeybounceKeybounce Posts: 462 ✭✭✭
    #1525 May, 2020, 06:20 am.

    How do I use these as a background?

  • HPWUblueHPWUblue Posts: 921 mod
    #1625 May, 2020, 06:45 pm.

    @Keybounce It depends on which app you use for video calls. I can show you how to set them as virtual backgrounds on Zoom calls.

    1. Save the backgrounds on your PC/ Laptop
    2. Open the Zoom app and go to settings by tapping the ⚙️icon (top-right corner)
    3. Select Virtual Background option
    4. Add the backgrounds to the list (Add Image)
    5. Select the one you like as your new virtual background

    I hope this helps. Have a magical experience!

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1726 May, 2020, 01:56 am.

    I may or may not have run a class from Borgin and Burkes last week.

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1827 May, 2020, 01:08 am.

    I definitely had a family zoom session while sitting in umbrage's office! 😂

  • PolarRosePolarRose Posts: 11 ✭✭
    #1927 May, 2020, 07:56 pm.

    OMG, this is so cool! Thank you! I can't wait to use them for work! lol

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