Portkey backgrounds to add some magical flair to your video calls

HPWUmacHPWUmac Posts: 8 admin
edited May 2020 in Announcements #1 latest comment 30 January, 2021, 11:15 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


  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 833 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #318 May, 2020, 09:07 pm.

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

  • Magpie31Magpie31 Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #419 May, 2020, 05:04 am.

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

  • VoiceMasterVoiceMaster Posts: 168 ✭✭✭
    #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: 856 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #619 May, 2020, 11:16 am.

    @Magpie31 I'm seriously considering finding out.

  • shellybelle1981shellybelle1981 Posts: 8 ✭✭
    #719 May, 2020, 01:40 pm.

    Thank you!!! How fun.😎

  • SlugAndJiggersSlugAndJiggers Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited May 2020 #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: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #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: 1,293 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: 1,710 mod
    edited May 2020 #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: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #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 2020 #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: 474 ✭✭✭
    #1525 May, 2020, 06:20 am.

    How do I use these as a background?

  • HPWUblueHPWUblue Posts: 1,710 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!

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1827 May, 2020, 01:08 am.

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

  • PolarRosePolarRose Posts: 12 ✭✭
    #1927 May, 2020, 07:56 pm.

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

  • GwynSilverthornGwynSilverthorn Posts: 1
    #2009 January, 2021, 03:10 am.

    Is there a possibility of also adding the Common Rooms as a background as well? #TeamHufflepuff

  • AltarielValiceAltarielValice Posts: 305 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2109 January, 2021, 03:53 am.

    Thank you So much for these @HPWUmac!

    Going to download them mobile background wallpapers rather than for video calls! I looooooooooove a good mobile wallpaper!

  • AltarielValiceAltarielValice Posts: 305 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2209 January, 2021, 03:56 am.

    @hpwulola these files work better. Thank you all for just being awesome on all the updates! @HPWUTeam

  • ShellyRenShellyRen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    #2309 January, 2021, 04:32 am.

    I love these! I will definitely start using a couple! :)

  • BlusoopBlusoop Posts: 1
    #2409 January, 2021, 10:57 am.

    What a fab idea.

    Any chance of the Great Hall, the Common Rooms, Library, Ollivanders....ooh or my favourite The Burrow ❤️

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited January 2021 #2511 January, 2021, 12:50 am.

    Thank you for sharing these! @hpwulola

    I’ll be sure to use these during my video calls. 🙂

  • hpwulolahpwulola Posts: 1,293 admin
    #2611 January, 2021, 07:56 pm.

    Great :D This month, I have been using the Three Bromsticks background!

  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2712 January, 2021, 02:15 am.

    @hpwulola & @HPWUblue can we get the common room portkeys for backgrounds? 🍒🍒🍒

    Also I think I'd have to leave the meeting if I joined and saw Umbridge's office😝

  • WulfsungWulfsung Posts: 1
    edited January 2021 #2812 January, 2021, 08:32 pm.

    When I click on the links it just opens them as a webpage. No option to save image other than as a webpage. When I try to copy image and paste into paint and save as jpg or png the picture becomes grainy and not formatted to size correctly. Any suggestions?

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  • AephaeminAephaemin Posts: 5 ✭✭
    #2930 January, 2021, 11:15 pm.

    Love these so much! @hpwulola Any chance of additional backgrounds we could get? There have been some other fun portkeys (like the great hall)?

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