🖼️ How to customize your background with your own image in Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams offers the ability to select a background for videoconferencing. This can help improve the atmosphere during the video call and ensure that you and your team members are comfortable.
Selecting a background that matches your personality or brand can ensure that you showcase your unique style and make the video call more visually interesting. Choosing a background is easy and can have a big impact on how professional and appealing your videocalls come across.
Try it out today and discover how choosing a background can enhance your Microsoft Teams experience. For example, maybe you want to select a background that matches your brand or one that gives a professional and business-like feel. Or maybe you choose a background that conveys a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Either way, it's worth trying out and finding out what works best for you and your team.
How to upload your own background in Microsoft Teams?
You can upload your own background before joining a online meeting. This allows you to always be prepared and select the right background for the type of meeting you are attending.
To upload your own background, follow these steps:
- Click on "Start Meeting" in Microsoft Teams.
- In the meeting window, click on "Add Image" at the top right (as shown in red on the image).
- Select your desired background or upload your own image.
It is also possible to select a background during a meeting by clicking on the meeting window and then clicking on "Background". From here you can choose from the predefined backgrounds or upload your own image.
Microsoft Teams background testing in preview-mode?
Microsoft recently released a feature that allows you to test backgrounds before making them active. If you are unsure if the background you have chosen fits the environment, you can test it first through the preview mode of Microsoft Teams. This way, you can see what the background will look like and make sure you make the right choice before making the background active for videocalls with your team.
How to activate a background you previously uploaded in Microsoft Teams?
To activate a background you previously uploaded in Microsoft Teams. Go to:
At the top, select meeting settings -> choose the desired background in the right sidebar.
How to blur a background via blur in Microsoft Teams
In the backgrounds at the top right, you can also select the blur mode. This mode is sometimes more pleasant for participants instead of a busy image.
Upload backgrounds via the explorer in Windows 10 or 11
Navigate to C: -> Your User -> Appdata -> Roaming -> Microsoft -> Teams -> Backgrounds
Upload an image in the Uploads folder. It is also possible to add multiple images.
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 %APPDATA%Teams ）.
On your Mac, upload Microsoft Teams backgrounds
Navigate to: Application Support -> Microsoft -> Teams -> Backgrounds -> Uploads
Copy your own background to the Uploads folder.
If you don't have this folder (yet). Update your Microsoft Teams client and reboot 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 the three dots at the bottom, select show background effects and choose the desired image.
Mirroring your background in Microsoft Teams?
The new feature mirror my video (mirror image) allows the user 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