Microsoft Teams is renewing animated background choices for meetings: Details here

Microsoft Teams is receiving an updated selection of dynamic backgrounds in supposedly the largest upgrade to the virtual backdrops in Teams since the initial collection arrived in 2020. With these alternatives customers will be able to replace their dirty backdrop with a gorgeous view.

Microsoft Teams will initially receive a new set of static pictures and then some animated ones later this year.

“Featuring all-new images, the reimagined visual library for Teams has been thoughtfully designed to represent the people that use them and how they work best,” Microsoft design team wrote in a blog post today.

“Looking at the popularity of certain images, we noticed that customers are equally enthusiastic about being depicted in fun and imaginative scenes as they are being portrayed in realistic spaces like a coworking space, office, or home,” it said.


The new backdrops will be rolled out for Microsoft Teams’ 300 million monthly active users. Teams is presently accessible in 181 countries and 44 languages.
Six backdrop categories

Microsoft Teams will now include six types of backdrops. These include categories that have modern backgrounds, alternatives that concentrate on wood and light and those relating to nature (clouds or mountains).

“For the new backgrounds rolling out, the team leveraged insights from the studies and semiotic reports from researchers across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub conducted on The Future of Work, an initiative to use research for a future of work that is meaningful, productive, and equitable,” the company said.

Microsoft Teams green screen

Last month, Microsoft Teams acquired a new feature in public preview that let users to give an upgraded virtual backdrop effect. Green screen will enable users to “show a prop or other object in your hand to be more visible to other meeting participants.” Green screen capability was only supported on Windows and Apple mac PCs with Intel CPUs when it was launched.