One Teams feature that’s both particularly interesting and useful is the change background feature. If you’re in a meeting, you can remove anything distracting happening in the background by blurring out everything in your video that’s not you, or completely changing your backdrop. Microsoft Teams’ built-in intelligence can detect what needs to be obscured without any help from you.
This can be extremely useful for users who don’t have their own offices—allowing them to participate in video calls without the distracting hustle and bustle of the office behind them—or users who work remotely and have a less-than-stellar home office set up. Whatever the situation, users can participate in video calls without worrying about what’s going on around them.
I dont have the option of “Blur the Background” in my teams account . How to get that option
Hi Prasad, there are many reasons you may not have this feature. First, note that this feature has changed to say “Show Background Effects,” and you’ll need to click that to choose the “blur” option. Second, you won’t have this feature unless you’re using the desktop app. It’s not supported on the web application. Third, this feature requires your PC to have a processor with Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) support–most reasonably new devices have this.
Can I customize my Own picture as a background?
Hi Naresh, yes you can. Navigate to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds on your computer. Then upload your custom background to the Uploads folder.
but I do have the desktop app and I still don’t have background effect
Hi Krish, If you’re using the desktop app and don’t have the Background Effects feature, it’s likely that your computer is not compatible with this feature. Background effects require a processor with Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) support, which is pretty standard for newer PCs. However, if your computer is more than 5 or so years old, you may not have this.
i dont have blur effect teams
Hi Francisco, you need to be using the desktop app on a computer that has a processor with AVX2 instruction set.
I got Microsoft Teams Version 1.4.00.13653 (64-Bit) and I got an Intel Core i7-4700MQ (supports AFAIR AVX2).
I also got no blurring option.
Hi Peter. Can you confirm if you have other background effects options on Teams?
Hey! Thanks for wonderful quick guide. Just what I’ve been looking for.