Background blur for Mac
Please add the Background blur feature for Mac users!
IOS 10.15.5 is on my machine. The blur feature was working as other users have reported, but it is no longer working. I have Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.9271. What is the solution to restore the feature?
You have to have an Intel CPU with AVX2 to access the background effects.
Looks like any Mac earlier than Q2 2012 and you're out of luck...
Intel CPUs with AVX2
Haswell processor (only Core branded), Q2 2013
Haswell E processor (only Core branded), Q3 2014
Broadwell processor (only Core branded), Q4 2014
Broadwell E processor (only Core branded), Q3 2016
Skylake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2015
Kaby Lake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2016(ULV mobile)/Q1 2017(desktop/mobile)
Skylake-X processor (only Core branded), Q2 2017
Coffee Lake processor (only Core branded), Q4 2017
Cannon Lake processor, Q2 2018
Cascade Lake processor, Q2 2019
Ice Lake processor, Q3 2019
Comet Lake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2019
Tiger Lake processor, 2020
Blur does not work on Mac Mini late 2013. Please provide solution to get this option.
Background blur is not working for me on 2011 iMac with High Sierra and Teams v1.3.00.8663, but is working on new MBP 16 with Catalina and Teams v1.3.00.4460. Tried to download newer version of Teams on iMac, but can't seem to find it.
Frederic Missirian commented
I've found that this feature works only on computers equipped with Advanced Vector Extension 2 (AVX2) graphics.
Frederic Missirian commented
I dont't have the background blur option for my team 1.3.00.8663 on my macOS High Sierra 10.13.6.
I've try to update Team and it says I'm running with the latest version.
Does this feature is platform dependent ?
My macbook pro Os is 10.12.6. I have the latest MS teams but do not see the blur function. Why?
I don't have the option to blur my background in teams, Please add this feature back. Thanks
Ian Davies commented
this used to work and has been removed. Please put i back.
Please add blur I am trying to teach from home
The backgrounds option isn't there for me either. iMac High Sierra 10.13.6. Teams version 1.3.00.8663.
Richard Austin commented
Unfortunately not working fo me either (iMac High Sierra 10.13.6) I have Teams 1.3.00.8663 (4/16/20)
UPDATE: it works on my MacBook Pro but not on my old iMac. Must be a processor issue :)
This is not working for me either. MacOS catalina 10.15.3 MacBook air latest version of teams 1.3.00.8663
Is it dependent on hardware capabilities? I mean my Thunderbolt Display would be able to do it? because as of today April 15 / 2020 isn't available.
Teams just downloaded 1.00.30446
Not working. Please fix
The same here, for a few days last month I could apply the blur, but the funny pictures that the windows version offers wasn't available back then. Now both are gone.
macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
Terry Druery commented
I had it 6 months ago but not now. Using MacOS 10.15.4 and Teams 1.3.00.4460
I saw this briefly the other week. Now it has gone! 10.13.6 & 1.3.00.4460
I have a Mackbook Air and the blur background works fine on it. I also have an IMac but there is no option for blur background. Why? Both running Catalina.
Enrique R. commented
Running macOS High Sierra (v10.13.6) and Teams version 1.3.00.4460. The blur background feature is not available in the More actions menu.