This article will show you how to change the background of Microsoft Teams meetings. You can add your own custom image or blur the background to change the mood of the room. There are also a couple of options to change the background of a meeting during it. Here are some helpful tips:
Customize the background of a Microsoft Teams meeting
You can customize the background of your Microsoft Teams meeting to make it look like your own. Before you can make custom backgrounds you need to install Microsoft Teams. To do this you will need to install the Teams application on your PC and open it. Then you should initiate a video call or meet. After you have launched the application you can click the 3-dot menu and select Show background effects.
To customize the background you need to go to the Microsoft Teams app and click on the Background settings option. From there you’ll see a list of available backgrounds. Click on one of them to preview it before you apply it. Once you’ve made the selection click on the Apply button. You can change the background anytime during the meeting. You’ll also be able to add custom images and videos to your background.
Adding a custom background
Microsoft Teams allows you to change the background of your workspace by clicking on the ‘Customize’ button at the top of the user interface. You don’t need to be aware of a folder to upload images or customize the settings. In order to add a custom background you need to install the latest version of Teams on your computer. Then follow the instructions below. You can choose between a variety of colors and sizes.
To change the background you need to navigate to the Settings tab in the Teams app and click on the Background Effects button. You can also upload a custom team picture to the background. Just be sure to check the permissions of the photo or image to avoid any legal issues. If the image is not free you can purchase a license for it on Unsplash a website dedicated to royalty-free images.
Changing the background during a meeting
Changing the background of Microsoft Teams allows you to use your own image in the background. To change your image click ‘Add new’ and select your desired background image. The background image will stay in place for the duration of the meeting until it is changed or if you want to change the background image again. It is even possible to change the background image while the meeting is still in progress. Just remember to select a JPG or PNG file with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
To change the background during a meeting go to the Backgrounds folder. On a Mac choose the ‘Add new image’ option while on a Windows PC select ‘Change background.’ You can also click the Custom background button where you can add a custom image. It is necessary to have the virtual background tool installed in order to use this feature. Alternatively you can simply paste an image into the Backgrounds folder. Then when you open Microsoft Teams you will see the newly uploaded background at the bottom.
Adding a blurred background
Adding a blurred background to your Microsoft Teams video calls is easy! Simply start the meeting tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen and then select Blur. This will change the background to be blurred and apply a preview of the video. Click OK. You should see a blurred background on your video and you’re ready to start chatting. However if you prefer to view your video on a clear background you may find that blurring is a better choice for your video calling experience.
Blurring the background in Teams takes a minute but the benefit is that the focus of the call is focused on the person talking to you instead of on the background. Teams gives you the option to blur the background before you join a call. Simply tap on the ellipsis icon to see all available options. Select the blurred background then tap ‘Preview’ to see what it will look like for attendees.