Customize your background during a Teams Meeting

In Teams for your personal life, when you are in a meeting and you want the focus to be on you, you can blur or customize your background effects. Background effects are only available on desktop.

  1. Start or join your Teams meeting.

  2. In the pre-join screen, click the background effects  The Background effects icon in Teams for desktop  button.

  3. In Background settings you can:

    • Add a new background

    • Choose no background effects

    • Blur your background

    • Choose from available backgrounds

  4. After making your choice, click Join now to join the meeting.

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

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

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