Microsoft Teams - Create and Customize Avatars

Posted on:  05/05/2023
Microsoft Teams - Create and Customize Avatars

Microsoft Teams is rolling out mesh (3D) Avatars. You can customize your avatar. Avatars are not static. When testing, my avatar reacted to audio and moved from time to time to provide some visual interest.

Teams Avatars

Teams Avatars

In addition, avatar “reactions” are available during meetings to allow the avatar to express emotion or react to what’s going on in the call. 

Five Options

  • Body
  • Face
  • Hair
  • Appearance
  • Wardrobe
Create Teams Avatar

Create Teams Avatar

Create an Avatar

To create an avatar in a Teams Meeting, click the three dots to the left of the Camera icon in the control menu bar. Click “Effects and avatars”. Now click  “Avatars” from the right column and select “Open Avatars App” in the top “Your Avatar” section.

Create an Avatar in MS Teams

Create an Avatar in MS Teams

Avatar reactions

Avatar reactions

YouTube Video

Microsoft Support Pages

 

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Just some of the topics covered

  1. Navigation Teams
  2. Using private Chat
  3. Using group Chat
  4. Teams Meetings
    1. Scheduling Meetings
    2. Meeting controls
    3. Roles in a meeting
    4. Sharing resources
    5. PowerPoint in a meeting
    6. Scheduling Team meetings from Outlook
  5. Working with Teams and Channels
    1. Conversations
    2. Files
    3. Wiki and OneNote
  6. Using Outlook and Teams
  7. Using apps in Teams

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