Load picture as background instead of blur background in Teams video chat
How about loading a picture as a defined background instead of just blur the background during a Teams video chat?
So, for example, I could load an all black picture as the default background to keep the focus on me.
Thanks for your feedback – the increase in votes recently has been noticed. We are working on this feature and are hoping to release within a quarter. We’ll share more updates as we get closer to the release.
Your blur needs AVX2 that my CPU doesn't support. Still I have a well working custom background in Zoom. So for the reasons of my privacy I cannot prefer Teams until this feature is enabled.
Ulf Eirik Johnsen commented
This extended wait is getting frustrating.
If possible it would be also great to add PowerPoint Slides as a background. That way, you could perform really interactive presentations!
Such functionalities are already available on the market.
It will be great, if this is released as high priority update in current covid situation.
It will be enabler for many remote workers.
Looking forward to it.
frank wolbertus commented
We need this more than ever for privacy of the employees and to get a more professional workspace from home
Mike Roehsoft commented
For the price of the E5 voice license, it's disappointing this product doesn't have capabilities that less expensive products include such as customized backgrounds. As others have already mentioned, Zoom adoption is rapidly increasing. Microsoft needs to expedite the release of these new features to the public.
Sev Onyshkevych commented
I can't wait -- especially since we saw this demoed around a year ago ...
The roadmap mentions the bg can be chosen from preselected images. Can we add our own images (eg, our company logo) to that library in our tenant ?
Kevin Cook commented
This really needs to come as soon as possible !
Josh Drake commented
It would be ideal if an admin could load custom backgrounds for the entire organization and control which backgrounds (including the aforementioned organizational ones) a user can select.
For Mac please!
Michael Carmack commented
Please put this in the GCC as well...I'm getting a lot of asks about this sort of Snapchat stuff that Zoom has out-of-box now that everyone is working from home...
One workaround is to install Snapchat camera on your PC and use it as a camera in Teams
Please also not that this option should not really on CPU but GPU.
Didn’t you guys start crowing about this a year ago as something to be released in late 2019? Now it’s almost mid2020 and you’re saying another quarter.
When is this coming, blurred background on customer calls.....yuck!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Brouwer commented
@673546846-alex How close is this? Very hard to stop our people moving to Zoom for meetings
This would be great if you could get this feature (virtual photo background) going ASAP. Rather than just blur which is not always the answer to busy backgrounds. Like you can on zoom.
now that we're all working form home globally nearly, can this be accelerated a little? We have access to Zoom already as well which already has this feature. Tempting to just jump to Zoom and leave teams alone for meetings
Please can we have this in April!