Blur unflattering backgrounds in Microsoft Teams video conference

Need to conceal some unflattering surroundings during a video conference call? You can now blur your background when in a conference or meeting in Microsoft Teams.

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

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

Microsoft is still working on making this available to all devices.

To find out if it’s available on your device, just try the methods described above.

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

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Learn more about background blur here.