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One of the best Microsoft Teams features is finally on the way to the web

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams on the web will soon support custom backgrounds.
  • Custom backgrounds are a popular feature on the desktop and mobile versions of Teams.
  • Support for custom backgrounds could come to Teams on the web as soon as September 2021.

Microsoft Teams first gained support for custom backgrounds on desktops in Spring of 2020. Since then, the same functionality rolled out to the mobile versions of Teams. Now, it appears that the functionality could arrive on Teams on the web as soon as September 2021, though that date is subject to change. An updated listing from the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) explains that custom background support is on the way to Teams on the web.

Just like on other devices, you'll be able to use the feature to blur out your background within Teams calls and meetings or to replace your background with an image.

Here's Microsoft's description of the feature:

When you use Teams on the web, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with the images provided in your video meeting or call. Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.

If you haven't used the option on Teams before, make sure to check out our guide on how to use custom backgrounds on Microsoft Teams.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).