One feature I really like in Teams on the desktop is the possibility to use different backgrounds in a meeting, to have your video background blurred or replaced by a picture. I think we all are familiar with this feature.
Now, this feature has finally reached mobile devices, which in my world could be really useful since you tend to be out and about while on your mobile device.
It’s really easy to get started with and to me, it’s really useful. I tend to connect through my phone when I’m out and about which then can remove any messy background since it’s not a controlled environment like my home office.
How to enable it?
When you connect to a meeting, you will get a new option at the top of the screen called “Background effects”.
When you click that, you will get the option to select a blurred background, a Teams standard background, or a custom background.
My personal favorite to use is the blurred background since it doesn’t take any attention from me so to speak. It makes it easier to focus.
But you could just as easily upload a picture from your camera roll and use that. Like faking you are out on the golf course.