Microsoft made background effect for video call in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams users could only choose from a library of pre-selected images but people found a hack to set background images.
This feature is now gradually available for Microsoft Teams users. For some extra privacy, and a way to hide messy rooms during Teams video calls here are a couple of ways that can change the background during Teams meeting.
Change The Background Before A Meeting Start
To change background before joining a Teams meeting on the meeting screen Select the background square icon available beside the mic switch. On the right side of the screen, the background settings will appear. Upload the background image, click Add New, and select to upload.
During Meeting Change Your Background
Start or join a Microsoft Teams meeting, the Mac or Windows desktop application, from navigating to go to meeting controls and click there more action button and then select APPLY BACKGROUND EFFECT.
Finally click ADD NEW, select the image, and click open.
Now preview the background. If it is ok hit the APPLY button. The image should be a BMP file, PNG file, and JPG file. Background images that will be downloading from the internet have their content mirrored when uploaded into Microsoft Teams.
This feature has been enabled by default, you can look for the background image for your next Teams meeting. To check out our dedicated Teams background hub we provide a lot of custom backgrounds.