Microsoft Teams custom backgrounds

Teams custom backgrounds

09/06/2020 – Since this article was published Microsoft have now released an update to Teams that incorporates an Add New button to Teams

How to add the image to the Teams custom backgrounds directory

To set your own custom background, first navigate to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads and drop your images into the folder. Remember to use the highest quality image you have available.

Alternatively, if the above doesn’t work due to restrictions on your computer, you could download this program here to do it for you. (Thanks to

How to set the background when on a call

To enable the custom background when in a Teams call –

  1. Click the three small dots on the actions menu
  2. Click Show background effects
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list of images and select your custom image
  4. Click Apply.
Teams custom backgrounds

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