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How to Blur and Enable Background Effects on Microsoft Teams

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Video conferencing became a thing during the lockdown, and that’s how most meetings are conducted nowadays. With growing popularity, these video calling platform has introduced various new features, like background effects and blur background.

Background effects let you set custom backgrounds like the blurred background to make your meeting look more professional even though you are sitting in your room. If you use Microsoft Teams and you want to enable background effects and blur in it, then this article will help with that. In this article, we will be discussing how you can enable Background Effects and blur on Microsoft Teams. 

How To Blur Background On Microsoft Teams On Desktop

If you are using Microsoft Teams on Desktop and want to blur the background, you do have the option to do so. You can blur the background on Microsoft Teams before joining the call and even after joining the call. 

Changing Background Before Call

To enable background effects and blur on Microsoft Teams before joining the call, follow the steps given below-

● Click on the Three Ellipses at the top right corner of the Microsoft Teams window, and then click on Apply Background Effects.

Enable Background Effects and Blur on Microsoft Teams

● Now, look out for the Blur option from all the background effects. You can go for the effect of your choice if you do not want to go for the Blur effect. 

Enable Background Effects and Blur on Microsoft Teams

● After selecting the effect, click on Apply to apply the changes. 

Changing Background After Joining The Call

If you feel like changing the background while in the call, you can do that as well. The steps to change the background effect during the call are the same as above. If you want to enable the background effects and blur on Microsoft Teams during the call, you can follow the steps given above in the previous method.

How To Blur Background On Microsoft Teams On Phone

If you use a phone (Android or iPhone) to attend a video call on Microsoft Teams and want to blur its background, then here’s how you can do it. 

Change The Background Before You Join The Call

If you want to change the background and make it blur before you join the call, then you can do so by following the steps given below-

● Tap on the Join Now option before you join the meeting. 

● After doing so, tap on the Background effects option. You will be headed to the Preview screen. 

Enable Background Effects and Blur on Microsoft Teams

● To blur the background, select the Blur option, which will set your background to blur. If you want to set it to something else, select another option. 

Blur Effect

  • Once done, click on Apply to save the changes.

Change The Background After You Join The Call

That’s how you can change the background before you join the call; however, if you want to change the background and make it blur while you are in the call, then you can do so by following the steps given below-

● Click on the three ellipses icon at the bottom bar while in the call. 

● From the menu that opens up, select Background effects. 

● Next, for the background to blur, select the Blur tile. If you don’t want to blur it but want some other background, select another tile. 

● Once you are done, tap on the Done option to save the changes. 

Final Words

This is how you can enable background effects and blur on Microsoft Teams. If you want to change the background of Microsoft Teams on your phone or PC, you can do so by following the steps in this article. 

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