Teams add your own virtual background directly in Teams

Posted on:  06/25/2020
Teams add your own virtual background directly in Teams

Microsoft has released a Teams meetings update that allows meeting participants to upload their own personal backgrounds. Teams is known for the popular blurry background effect and soon added pre-installed backgrounds. Now Teams allow custom backgrounds to be added.

Steps to add a custom background

  1. Start or Join a Teams Meeting
  2. Click More Actions
  3. Click Show Background Effects
  4. Select Add New
  5. Find a background and click Open
  6. Select the Background and click Apply

To preview the image and see how your background looks before other can see your background click Preview.

Chris Menard

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