How Do I Change My High Fidelity Background Image?

Change your High Fidelity background image via the server's URL.

To change the background image in High Fidelity to one of your own choosing, simply change the URL you are using to get to the server. For example, for a server with the URL

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/

You would add a link to the image you want as your background to the end of it, like so:

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/?map=backgroundURL

In the above, backgroundURL is a URL to file hosted elsewhere.

The final link would look something like this:

https://map.highfidelity.com/NXZL6Cx9LhsUbDBq/?map=https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/ryan/garden3.jpg

When you have your link, open it in your browser to access High Fidelity with the new background image.

NOTE: Background images must be 2048 x 2048 PNG or JPG files, no larger than 2mb in file size.

You must specify an HTTPS image, rather than HTTP, or else users will see “Not Secure” in their browser when they visit your server.

Sample Backgrounds

To get started, here are a few sample backgrounds you can try, with URLs.

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/BG-Grad-field-2k.jpg

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/pool1.jpg

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/BG-world-Map-2k.jpg

https://hifi-content.s3.amazonaws.com/Background_Images/garden5.jpg

Sharing with Others

The above only changes the background image for you. For others to see it, they need to come in to High Fidelity using the same link you are using.

To get this link:

  • Click the menu in the upper left hand of your High Fidelity window.
  • Select "Invite"
  • Click "Copy Link". The link will have the background image URL automatically appended to it.
  • Send that link to the person or people you wish to invite to your server.