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Blur your background in a Teams meeting

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Not happy with your backdrop in a video meeting? Try background blur. You’ll appear nice and clear while everything behind you is subtly concealed.

Note: Background blurring might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other meeting participants.

To start a meeting with background blur, move the blur slider—the one to the right of the video slider—to the right on the Choose your audio and video settings screen when you’re joining the meeting. FYI, this only works for scheduled meetings.

Background blur slider

To turn on background blur during a meeting, click More options More options button > Blur my background.

Background blur option

Not all devices support background blur yet, but we’re working on it. To find out if it’s available on your device, just try the method described above. Click More options More options button in a meeting. If Blur my background appears in the menu, then you’re in business!

Note: Linux users aren’t able to use this feature at this time.

Author: Microsoft Teams


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