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One of the best Microsoft Teams features is on its way to Teams for iOS

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Microsoft Teams iOS (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams for iOS will soon support custom backgrounds within video calls and meetings.
  • The app already supports blurring backgrounds on meetings and calls.
  • The feature is currently scheduled for release this month.

Using custom backgrounds on Microsoft Teams is a great way to personalize a meeting or video call. It allows you to add a fun or professional background to your video feed without having to use a green screen. Custom background support is already available on the desktop version of Teams, and it's on its way to the iOS version of Teams as well.

According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), custom background support for Teams on iOS is in development and could arrive as soon as this month. As is always the case with the Microsoft 365 roadmap, dates are subject to change.

While you can't use custom backgrounds quite yet on Teams for iOS, you can use the app to blur your background within video calls and meetings. This feature rolled out last year (opens in new tab) and allows you to hide what's behind you on a call.

While Teams does a good job of blurring or switching out backgrounds on the desktop, you can get better results with NVIDIA Broadcast. You have to have one of the best graphics cards, but if you have the right setup, it can create incredibly crisp video streams. It can also reduce background noise.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.