Add background blur and PowerPoint as a background option to Teams Live Events
Zoom has recently added the ability to use PowerPoint as a background to a presenter's video stream.
It would be a better user experience if attendees could see the powerpoint presentation and presenter as part of a single view- natively within the service. (I don't want to have to use a green screen.
Furthermore, background blur does not seem to be supported if you use Live Events.
Klaas Bernd Over commented
Thank you! I so need this. Come on Microsoft this is sooooo obvious. Why haven't you enabled this.
Combine this with a quicbutton to smoothly switch betwen ppt, whiteboard, video in background I an can finally be a good teacher again
Agree fully with making PowerPoint presentations a background option. Ideally with support for green screen as an option to allow the presenter to interact with the presentation (similar to a weather forecaster on the TV news)
As a sole producer and presenter, the background change is pretty critical to enable it for the producer also.. Thanks Ken
Love the suggestion, found it looking on how to do this !
Josh Johnson commented
This is now available (well images not .pptx files). Only for Presenters it seems not producers. But it works.
Custom backgrounds are uploaded to "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads" on a Windows PC.