How to Change/Blur Background in Microsoft Teams Meeting

How to change background on Teams? Is it possible to blur background in Teams? Absolutely yes. This post will walk you through the steps to blur and change background in Microsoft Teams on desktop or mobile phone.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 30, 2024

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While you are attending a Microsoft Teams meeting at home, you may want to blur your background and conceal everything behind you because of the messy room, some other unexpected things, or others. Fortunately, Microsoft Teams Meeting allows you to blur or change your background before or during a call. However, how to make it?

Don't fret, this post will help you out. Here we will walk you through the steps to custom or blur background in Teams on both desktop and mobile. Whether you are ready to join a call or are in a call, you always can access to custom your background on Teams

Part 1. How to Blur Background in Microsoft Teams Before Starting a Meeting

#1. Blur or Change Teams background for Meeting on Desktop

Step 1. First, start a meeting on your computer. Next, you will see the pre-meeting screen where you can make some adjustments to your video and audio.

Step 2. Click on the Background filters icon, which is between the video and mic toggles. Just enable this button.

Click Blur background icon

Step 3. Then select Blur to blur your background. Once selected, you will see that everything behind you is subtly concealed.

(Optional) If you want to custom the Teams background, you also can make it here. Just click the "Add New" button to upload a new image from your computer. Please make sure that the image should be a JPG, PNG, or BMP file.

Step 4. Once done, you can join any meeting, and the background will persist in all your meetings.

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#2. Blur or Custom Background in Microsoft Teams in Mobile

Step 1. Open Microsoft Teams on your iPhone or Android.

Step 2. Tap "Meet" > "Meet now" > "Start meeting" sequentially.

Step 3. Then hit the Background effects button near the top of the screen, and the background options will appear below yourself image.

Step 4. Tap on the Blur option to blur your background.

Blur background in Teams

(Optional) To change the background on Teams, you can tap the + icon near the Blur button and select and upload your picture to replace the background.

Part 2. How to Change Background in Microsoft Teams During Meeting

Apart from enabling you to blur the background before starting a meeting, Microsoft Teams also offers you the option to change or blur the background in the process of meeting. That is useful when something unexpected happened. The word does not say more. Let's just jump into the tutorials.

#1. Change Background on Desktop in a Meeting

Step 1. Join a Teams meeting, then move your cursor across the screen until the toolbar appears.

Step 2. Click the three dots (…) icon. Next, select "Show background effects" from the drop-down list.

Find show background effect option

Step 3. In the Background settings window, select the "Blur" button and click "Preview" to check if it works.

Select Blur icon

(Optional) you also can add your own image to use it as the Teams background by clicking "Add New".

Step 4. If everything goes well, you can click on "Apply and turn video" to blur your background.

#2. Custom background on Teams for mobile

Step 1. In the beginning, join or start a meeting with your friends or colleagues.

Step 2. Tap on the three dots at the bottom of the screen, and then select the Blur option to apply it. Then you will see that everything around you is turning fuzzy.

To replace the background of your own image, you can press the Plus button to import the picture and select "Done" at last.

Part 3. Free Download Microsoft Teams Recorder Full Version

While attending a Teams meeting, you may want to record it for later checking. At that time, an excellent screen recorder will be helpful. However, there are lots of screen capture software available on the market, and you may get lost while choosing the right one. Given that, we will show you an easy yet powerful meeting recorder – EaseUS RecExperts.

Compatible with both Windows and macOS, this program is aimed at helping you do screen recording activities effortlessly. With its help, you are able to record full or partial screen in high quality, system sound from computer, Microphone, or webcam flexibly.

When it comes to capturing Microsoft Teams meetings, the schedule recording feature EaseUS RecExperts provides is much helpful, which will start meeting recording at a specified time that you set before. Moreover, after recording, it even makes it possible to separate the audio from the recorded video and save it in your desired audio format. If you want to get such brilliant functions, just download and try it!

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  • Allow recording any area on your screen
  • Support capturing screen with audio (system sound or mic)
  • Taking screenshots is also available
  • Export recording in GIF, or other video and audio formats
  • Built in basic media editing tools

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