Microsoft Teams Background Blur feature in teams

Teams has come up with a brilliant enhancement called the Background Blur Feature.  You will appear clear in the video conference while everything behind you is simply concealed.

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.

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

So simple.

—  Read Jim Naroski’s blog, published 11/14/2018 at

Published by Brian Clayton

A go-to professional for Office 365, Cloud Platforms, and AI opportunities. Brian has been on the front lines of technology, in the C-suite, and in a variety of technical and operational roles. He brings over twenty years of experience, curiosity, and a commitment to user experience and customer service to every role. Brian has written for major IT publications including Peer-to-Peer and has presented several times over the years, including for the International Legal Technology Association. He's been on the forefront of security issues and using technology to enhance client experiences in professional services firms. Today, Brian's days are spent at BEC Legal, where innovative solutions are developed for law firms. His wife, Dana, their three daughters, a perfect granddaughter, and three dogs happily occupy the rest of his time. Brian connects his love of technology to his passion for developing a brighter and more secure future at The Compass: Paths for Using Technology Wisely.

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