How to Change Your Microsoft Teams Background

Change your background during a meeting Go to the top of your meeting screen and select More actions >, Video effects . Select Blur to blur your background, or choose from the available images to replace it. ... Select Preview to see how your chosen background looks before you apply it, and then select Apply.

Are you tired of the same old white walls in your background every day during your video meetings? Well, Microsoft Teams has a solution for you! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change your background in Microsoft Teams.

First, make sure that both your video and audio are turned on. Then, to the right of the mic switch, click the background settings image icon. This will open up all of your options to the right.

If you don’t want your background visible, you can click on the blur feature. This will blur everything in the background while keeping you clear.

You can also choose from one of Microsoft Teams’ previously installed images. Simply click around until you find one you like. If you want to add your own custom picture, click “add new” and select a picture from your computer. Just make sure that it’s either a JPEG, PNG or BMP file.

If you want to change your background image while a meeting is already happening, click “join now”. Once you’re in the meeting, go up two more actions and click “apply background effects”. From here, you’ll be able to preview your background and choose from the same image options.

All you have to do is select apply and turn on video, and you’re all set! Setting up your background image is that simple.

Now, you can have fun with your new custom background during your virtual meetings. No more boring white walls!

If you have any feedback or suggestions for another tutorial, feel free to leave a comment. We hope this tutorial was helpful for you.


Can I change my background in Teams without being on a call?
You can change your background on Microsoft Teams both before and during meetings, similar to many other video-conferencing apps.Microsoft Teams is a video-conferencing app, like Zoom, that allows people and teams to meet face-to-face while working remotely.
Why can't i change my background settings in Teams?
To change your background in Teams, you'll want to make sure your app is up to date with the latest version. Changing backgrounds is a relatively new feature – it was introduced earlier this year. To update your Teams app, click on your photo at the top. Then select Check for updates.