How to customise your background with your own image in Microsoft Teams?
Setting your own background in Microsoft Teams can brighten up your home office. Adding a fun background gives you a personalised environment and makes video calls more enjoyable for all participants.
Upload your own background in Microsoft Teams?
You can upload your own background before entering a online meeting. This allows you to be prepared and to select the right background for the type of meeting.
First press start meeting, then choose the Microsoft Teams background by pressing: add image at the top right. (as indicated in red in the picture below) Choose the desired background or add a picture.
Microsoft Teams testing backgrounds with preview-mode?
Microsoft recently released a feature that allows you to test backgrounds before making them active. Not sure if your background fits the environment? Test it first using the Microsoft Teams preview mode.
How do I activate a background in Microsoft Teams?
Select meeting settings -> choose the desired background in the right-hand sidebar.
How to blur a background in Microsoft Teams
You can also select the blur mode from the backgrounds at the top right. This mode is sometimes more pleasant for participants than a busy image.
Upload wallpapers via the explorer in Windows 10 or 11
Navigate to C: -> Your user -> Appdata -> Roaming -> Microsoft -> Teams -> Backgrounds
Upload an image to the Uploads folder. It is also possible to add several pictures.
The recommended resolution is: 1,920 x 1,080.
Via Run in Windows 10 or Windows 11
Press WINDOWS + R
Copy this string into the execute window and hit enter Teams%APPDATA%.
Upload Microsoft Teams backgrounds on your Mac
Navigate to: Application Support -> Microsoft -> Teams -> Backgrounds -> Uploads
Copy your own background into the Uploads folder.
If you do not (yet) have this folder. Update your Microsoft Teams client and restart your computer.
How to set a Teams background on MacOS
On your iMac, Macbook Air or other Apple OSX devices you can also set your background. You do this by pressing on the three dots at the bottom, select Show background effects and choose the desired image.
Mirror your background in Microsoft Teams?
The new mirrored video feature allows users to undo the mirroring of their video and therefore have the same view as the other user(s) in the meeting.
Learn more: How to mirror your screen in Microsoft Teams