Blur and the Background features are complete gone....Again!
I recently enabled the new Features in Teams and updated to Version 1.3.00.9267 (64-bit) on July 28, 2020. Now the Blur and the Background features are complete gone!
It appears to be a rehash of an issue from back in June. The Current Case is Closed: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/908686-bug-reports/suggestions/40115269-blur-option-disappeared
I would say that it needs to addressed again. I work from home (like a lot of other people). Need the feature to blur and set a background back ASAP please!
Fredric Georgsson commented
The background effects option is available but the side-panel of effects is just empty. No error message or anything, just empty. Same on my mac and my windows machine. Useless.
Just downloaded MS Teams and right off the bat the impression I'm getting is horrible, a sign-in bug where it keeps restarting, unclear interface and instructions and error messages and now a blank side bar when I choose to apply background effects. To make it all worse, seems this is a recurring issue that a lot of users have been complaining about for months..
Not only did my background disappear, but the background effects option disappeared. Mac OSX, last Teams update on Feb 2nd, 2021 (version 1.3.00.28778).
Hey ! Some update : I just had a Teams update -> 1.3.00.33671
All virtual backgrounds are back.
My setup: MacBook Pro Retina mid-2012 with macOS 10.14.6
This computer is not AVX2, only AVX1.
I cross finger so the feature stays active.
Anyway, thanks to Microsoft
Yesterday I was invited to a zoom meeting by a partner : whoa ! Blur background works like a charm, you can even put a video background ! Amazing. All this without throwing my MacBook Pro Retina 2012 CPU in hell !!!
When I see that Teams removed the virtual background and that is nearly kills the cpu after few minutes of call... What a shame !
I would really have preferred that my company switched to Zoom rather that Teams.
Has this issue been resolved? I need the blurred background to return ASAP. Had it yesterday. Now it's gone despite uninstalling and reinstalling 15 times!
I posted a previous comment about the background change option suddenly disappearing with microsoft teams, when it was working fine since I started using Teams. Seems Zoom and Webex work much more consistently with this option. No problem with Zoom or Webex
I previously had the background change option with the 3 dots on microsoft teams. Now that option has disappeared.
What a disappointment! Worse, what a stupid decision, in the middle of a health crisis where everyone has to work at home in sometimes not ideal conditions, to remove such an important feature and not even leave an option to the customer. It is really a total lack of consideration.
I'm using Teams (1.3.00.28778) on a MacBook Pro Retina mid-2012 with macOS 10.14.6 and Teams is the only application I'm using that can't offer me this functionality. Even Skype (from Microsoft!) offers it and works perfectly with this configuration, not to mention Zoom or Google Meet (in a browser!), or whatever...
Unfortunately for me, my company has just deployed Teams and I find myself forced to use it on a daily basis.
It's a very bad user experience and the lack of consideration from Microsoft on the many feedback about this issue in this complicated period gives a very poor image of Microsoft and shows where the company's priorities are.
Can we only hope that they will reintroduce this feature on all machines for which it worked perfectly before (AVX2 was not mandatory)?
Please fix asap!
Zane Ullman commented
Also disappeared on my HP laptop running Win-10 1909. Please fix this bug asap! Thanks.
Chris Pettman commented
I have a Lenovo all in one PC purchased early 2020 and cannot get TEAMS BACKGROUNDS. Lots of other people seem ok even on older PC's. Surely it cannot be that difficult to achieve for everyone on Teams.
I have a recent, relatively powerful laptop. The "switch" option for background effects is there, but when I activate it, the side panel is blank -- no blue, no backgrounds, nothing. I tried creating a directoy and adding jpegs in there, nothing.
I had posted back several weeks ago that "Background Effects" on my Windows 7 installation (yes I know...old) is not available in Teams.
I would like to point out that it cannot be my hardware OR operating system as "Google Meet" will BLUR my background within their meeting apps *browser* implementation!
Same issue in version n. 1.3.00.24755 x64
I tried everything, but have still the same issue.
No blur, no background!
I had the same issue, it was working just fine until i logged off my account from TEams and when I log back in the Blur background option disappeard. I have an old laptop that doesnt support either AVX or AVX2.after 4 hours of uninstallting , reinstalling teams got no luck. I fixed it by uninstalling the integrated camera driver in device manager and clicked the "Scan for hardware changes" to auto install it and VIOLA !!! it worked.
I cannot access the BACKGROUND EFFECTS and I thought it was because my workstation is still running Windows 7. (Yes, I know. There is a reason so please no lectures.)
The only thing is now, with a recent TEAMS release, MS introduced the "TOGETHER MODE". When I activate "Together Mode", my video image is trimmed correctly and placed into the virtual auditorium seating.
Now if "Together Mode" works with my WIN7 setup, why does the "Background Effects" NOT work??? Both seem to be equally challenging for the system, no?
Just wondering out loud...
Me too...with surface go 2. I restored my computer to factory setting because an unrelated issue and now no blur or background option anymore. I've done everythihg I can. I litterally bought a surface go so I can use MS Teams with background effects.