How To Change Your Microsoft Teams Video Background

Microsoft Teams is a popular video conferencing platform that allows users to connect with colleagues and friends from anywhere in the world. One of the great features of Microsoft Teams is the ability to change your video background during a call or meeting. In this article, we will explain how to do just that.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Teams

To begin, open Microsoft Teams on your computer or mobile device. Once you have logged in, you should see the main interface of the app. From here, you can start a new call or join an existing meeting.

Step 2: Start a Call or Join a Meeting

To change your video background during a call or meeting, you will need to be in a call or meeting. To start a new call, click on the “Make a call” button in the top right corner of the screen. Alternatively, if you have an existing meeting, click on the “Join now” button to join the meeting.

Step 3: Access the Video Settings

Once you are in a call or meeting, you will see your video feed in the bottom right corner of the screen. To access the video settings, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the video feed. From here, select “Settings” to open the video settings menu.

Step 4: Change Your Video Background

In the video settings menu, you will see an option to change your video background. Click on this option and select a new background from the list of available options. You can also upload your own custom background image if you prefer.

Step 5: Save Your Changes

Once you have selected your new video background, click on the “Save” button to apply your changes. Your new video background will now be visible to other participants in the call or meeting.


Changing your Microsoft Teams video background is a simple process that can help you create a more professional and engaging experience for your colleagues and clients. By following these steps, you can easily customize your video background to suit your needs and preferences.