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In Microsoft Teams (free), when you are in a meeting and you want the focus to be on you, you can blur or customize your background effects

  1. Open Microsoft Teams (free).

    Tip: For Chat in Windows 11, select the Open Teams  Teams open Teams in Windows 11 button.

  2. Start or join your Teams meeting.

  3. In the pre-join screen, select the Background filters or Background effects  The Background effects button button.

  4. In Background settings, you can:

    • Add a new background

      Note:  Add a new background is not currently available in Microsoft Teams (free) for Windows 11.

    • Choose no background effects

    • Blur your background

    • Choose from available backgrounds

      Note:  Choose from available backgrounds is not currently available in Microsoft Teams (free) for Windows 11.

  5. After making your choice, select Join now to join the meeting.

Tip: During a Microsoft Teams (free) meeting you can also customize or remove background effects from the More options More options button menu.

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