Published on Apr 14th 2020
Looking to add a sprig of magic to your video calls? Check out these new backgrounds we’ve created so you can dial in to your chat, be it for work, or with friends, via Hagrid’s Hut.

Working from home or indeed socialising from home is awash with pros and cons. Pro: you avoid the hustle and bustle of public transport. Con: you are constantly agonising over the perfect, scenic background on your video calls. Bookcase looking a bit askew? Regretting your poster choices? Sunlight shining through the window too much, giving you a featureless face reminiscent of Lord Voldemort?

Never fear. These new Wizarding World backgrounds feature some of our favourite locations in the Harry Potter films, are just what you need to eliminate your woes. From the Room of Requirement to the Potions classroom, simply download these images to live your best wizarding life.

Maybe you could dress up too for added effect. For the Potions Classroom background, for example, simply don’t wash your hair for several days to channel your best Severus Snape!

First up, some new contributions from some friends.

Fans of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks can now join their video calls as if you were calling in from Universal Studios, be it Japan, Orlando or Hollywood.

Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Resort

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Hogsmeade at sunset, Universal Orlando Resort

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A beautiful lit-up Hogwarts, Universal Orlando Resort

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Hogsmeade, Universal Studios Japan

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Hogwarts in the daytime, featuring the Black Lake, Universal Studios Japan

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Ollivander's wands, Universal Studios Hollywood

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Hogwarts Express, Universal Studios Hollywood

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Hogwarts at night, Universal Studios Hollywood

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Hogwarts portrait wall, Universal Studios Hollywood

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And some contributions from CineConcerts, the official Harry Potter Film Concert Series!

Pretend you're in the orchestra...

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Casually sitting in front of the Goblet of Fire sheet music...

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Or watching the Harry Potter films from an immaculate view

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Whichever film is your favourite

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Such as this brilliant Prisoner of Azkaban moment

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Or perhaps you'd like to try our own house-themed backgrounds...

Gryffindor Pride

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Slytherin Pride

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Hufflepuff Pride

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Ravenclaw Pride

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And here are our locations-based ones...

The Room of Requirement

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Potions Class

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Ollivanders

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Hogwarts

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Platform Nine-and-Three Quarters

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Hagrid's Hut

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Enjoy – and see you at Hogwarts, everyone!


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