You can now blur your video background to remove distractions while in a Microsoft Teams meeting.
I’m going to join this meeting to demonstrate. One cool feature is that you can choose to blur out your background from the moment you join a meeting with this icon.
If I toggle it, I’ll see what this looks like before I join. The camera I’m using is to the side of the monitor I’m working on, but you can see even without me being centered in front of or aligned perfectly with the camera, Teams does a great job of deciphering what’s me and what isn’t.
I’m going to join this meeting without my background blurred, though, so we can see this whole process once we’re already in a meeting.
All I need to do is select the Ellipsis icon from the Meeting Options and choose Blur My Background.
To unblur it at any time, I just repeat these steps.
And that’s all there is to it. It takes less than three clicks to blur your background for less distracting video calls in Microsoft Teams.