Custom Video Backgrounds for Teams Video Conference

How to Change Your Teams Video Background

If you don't want a custom picture but are okay with using Microsoft's stock pictures, you can skip to step 5.  You must be using the Teams application on a Windows computer.

  1. Click on the Start button  or push the Windows key
  2. Type in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Upload
  3. A folder will be opened.  In that folder, copy any image file to that folder location
  4. Exit and restart the Teams application.
  5. Initiate a Teams video call with someone
  6. Click on the three dots (the advanced features icon)
  7. Select “Show background effects.”
  8. Choose the background that will appear on the right side of your screen. Click on “Preview” if you want to see what your screen will look like before anybody else does; otherwise, click on “Apply.”




Article ID: 105878
Tue 4/21/20 2:37 PM