Earlier, it had background blur and preset images which were similar to modern office and a
cartoonish beach scene.
Microsoft Teams is all set to roll out custom backgrounds and this one feature has been mandated
as rival Zoom has had this for a very long time. Microsoft has also announced new features for the
free version of Teams.
Microsoft Teams has rolled out background options for meetings. Earlier, it had background blur and
preset images which were similar to modern office and a cartoonish beach scene.
Microsoft Teams has been getting the option to now add custom background effects. Also, users will
now be able to upload and use their own images or select from the new set of images available.
Now, there are different collections of background effects to choose from on Microsoft Teams.
There are a plethora LEGO building blocks, the Simpsons’ living room as well as masked singer. There
are also background images from Fox.
Also, there is an Xbox collection which gamers would absolutely love. Hence, Microsoft has also
added its classic Solitaire which serves as a background effect to Teams. There is also a Pride
collection which extends support for the LGBTQI+ community.
As far as the free version of Teams is concerned, Microsoft has introduced meeting schedules which
will allow users to schedule meetings and send invites well in advance. These invites can be sent via
different channels which include Outlook or Google calendar. The free users of Microsoft Teams also
get access to live captions for their meetings. Hence, Microsoft Teams will be updated automatically
with all these new features.
It should be mentioned here that the free version of Microsoft Teams also offers features which
include unlimited chat and search, 10GB file team file storage as well as 2GB personal file storage,
and Office apps integration.