If you’re stuck working at home and need to video conference over Microsoft Teams, you can hide your messy house with a new virtual background.
First, make sure you have the latest version of Teams. From inside the app, click on your profile icon in the upper-right corner and select the “Check for updates” button. You can continue to work while the app checks for and downloads any available updates.
Start your video call. If you don’t want the other person to see your background before you’ve had a chance to change it, click the camera icon to turn off your video. Select the “More actions” icon on the toolbar—it’s the one that looks like an ellipsis. Then select “Show background effects” from the pop-up menu.