Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (2024)

Change your background before a meeting starts

Yourbackground will persist in all your meetings and calls until you change it again.

  1. While you're setting up your video and audio before joining a meeting, turn on your camera and select Effects and avatars Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (1)> Video effects.

  2. SelectBlur Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (2)to blur your background. You'll appear nice and clear while everything behind you is subtly concealed.

  3. Select a Teams background to apply it to your video feed, or upload and apply your own.

    1. To use an image of your own, select More video effects >Add newand then select one to upload from your computer. Make sure it's a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file.

To turn offbackground effects, select None.

Note:If you don't see this option in the menu, the feature might not be available on your device.

Change your background during a meeting

  1. In your meeting controls,select More actions Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (3) > Effects and avatars Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (4).

  2. SelectBlur Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (5)to blur your background, or choose from the available images to replace it. To upload an image of your own, selectAdd new and pick a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file from your computer. To turn offbackground effects, select None.

  3. Select Preview to see how your chosen background looks before you apply it, and then select Apply.

Notes:

Use AI to decorate your background in a meeting

Take advantage of the new AI-generated Decorate effect in Teams to further personalize your backgrounds. There are five options to choose from:

  • Clean up: Tidies up your surroundings, removing clutter and creatinga more streamlined and minimalistic aesthetic.

  • Fancy: Incorporates lavish and elegant decorative elements, like wallpaper, candles, and chandeliers.

  • Greenhouse: Adds plants and greenery into your space.

  • Celebration:Includes festive decorations like balloons, streamers, and lighting.

  • Surprise me:Cycles through a variety of styles and themes to transform your space, including 2D animation, underwater, a block-style design reminiscent of Minecraft, and a space shuttle theme.

To turn on this feature, follow the same steps as noted above to change your background either before or during the meeting.

  1. Once in the video effects menu, selectDecorate.

  2. If your camera is currently on, it will be turned off while you choose a new background. Select Start when prompted to turn off the camera and see your options.

  3. Once you've chosen one of the five themes, select Generate to previewa few options.

  4. If you want to see more choices, select Generate more. You can also select a different theme before generating more. Your previously generated option will still remain available.

  5. Once you've found one you like, select Apply and turn on video.

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Change your background before a meeting starts

  1. While you're setting up your video and audio before joining a meeting, select Backgroundeffects

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    near the top of the screen.

    Your background options appear below your image.

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  2. Select Blur to blur your background. You'll appear nice and clear while everything behind you is subtly concealed.

    You can also replace your background with one of the images provided, or with one of your own choosing.

    To use an image of your own, select the plus sign and then select one to upload from your device. Make sure it's a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file.

  3. Select Done.

Your new background will persist in all your meetings and calls until you change it again.

To turn off background effects, selectNone .

Change your background during a meeting or call

  1. Go to your meeting or call controls and select More options Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (9)> Background effects Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (10).

  2. Select Blur to blur your background. You'll appear nice and clear while everything behind you is subtly concealed.

    You can also replace your background with one of the images provided, or with one of your own choosing.

    To use an image of your own, select the plus sign and then select one to upload from your device. Make sure it's a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file.

  3. Select Done.

Your new background will persist in all your meetings and calls until you change it again.

To turn off background effects, selectNone .

Android requirements

To change your background, your Android device must have the following:

  • Teams mobile app for Android (version 1416/1.0.0.2021143402or later)

  • Android version 10 orlater

  • GPU

    • Qualcomm Adreno 610 orlater

    • ArmMali-G71 or later

    • ArmMali-T720 or later

Change your background in Microsoft Teams meetings (2024)

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