How to customise your background with your own image in Microsoft Teams?
Upload your own background in Microsoft Teams?
Since June 2020, it has been possible to add backgrounds without following the steps below.
Before starting a meeting, you can already select new images or upload a new image yourself.
During the meeting Teams test backgrounds with preview-mode
Not sure if your background matches the surroundings? Test it first using the Microsoft Teams preview mode.
How do I activate a background in Microsoft Teams?
Select meeting settings -> choose a nice background.
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:³ -> Your user -> Appdata -> Roaming -> Microsoft -> Teams -> Backgrounds
Upload an image to the Uploads folder.
It is best to use a resolution such as: 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, in MacOSX
On your iMac, Macbook Air or other Apple OSX devices, you can also set your wallpaper by:
Press the three dots at the bottom, select Show background effects.