Microsoft Teams as of late picked up the capacity to let clients set custom foundations for video calls. The element obviously wasn’t diligent and required to be set each time clients start another gathering. All things considered, not any longer. Microsoft has now made the virtual foundation lasting and it will continue as before except if you physically change once more.

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Now Lets You Set Permanent Virtual Backgrounds

“I’m happy to share that the default background feature is live. The background you choose will now persist in all of your meetings and calls until you decide to change it,” wrote Microsoft’s Alex in a forum post on Microsoft Teams UserVoice.

In case you didn’t know already, you can change the background either before a meeting starts or during a meeting. To change the background beforehand, head to ‘Background effects’ and upload the image you prefer using the ‘Add new’ option. The supported image formats are .jpg, .png, and .bmp. On the other hand, you can change the background while you’re in a meeting from More Actions -> Show background effects -> Add new.

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Microsoft makes reference to that custom foundations are not live for Linux clients right now. What’s more, it merits calling attention to that foundation impacts won’t be accessible in case you’re utilizing Teams through upgraded virtual work area framework (VDI).

Microsoft Teams isn’t the main video conferencing stage that has included help for custom foundations. Practically all standard video calling stages including Zoom and Cisco Webex bolster the component. Particularly on account of the expanded appropriation because of the pandemic. Additionally, Google Meet will include support for custom foundations this October.

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Microsoft Teams

Use a Built-In Background in Microsoft Teams

To change your background to one of the built-in images, click the three-dot menu icon while on a Microsoft Teams video call and choose “Show Background Effects” to open the “Background Settings” panel.

Click on an image and then select the “Apply” button.

That’s all there is to it. The next time someone calls you in Teams, they will now see that image as your virtual background.

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