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The Awesome Tips Of Microsoft Teams Filters You Need To Know (2024)

Embarking on the adventure of Microsoft Teams filters? How exciting! If you’ve ventured into the world of Teams, chances are you’re familiar with video calls and Teams meetings. Many of us have experienced the hustle—trying to organize our impromptu home offices or relying on Teams’ clever background blur to rescue us from the chaos behind.

If you’ve encountered these common scenarios, you’ll be delighted to find that Microsoft Teams offers a plethora of possibilities. Heritage effects, perhaps? Absolutely! You can effortlessly elevate your Teams conferences with personalized backgrounds, transforming your video calls into a visual treat. Ready to explore the step-by-step guide? Let’s uncover the magic of Microsoft Teams filters!

Curious about Microsoft Teams and its video filters? Well, here’s the lowdown: Microsoft Teams doesn’t include built-in filters like your go-to photo app, but fear not! Similar to Zoom’s virtual backgrounds, Microsoft has its own solution.

For an extra touch of pizzazz, we’ve got an ingenious tip for you. Enter Snapchat’s desktop app, Snap Camera. By seamlessly switching from your default camera to Snap Camera within Microsoft Teams, you unlock a treasure trove of filters—potato, banana, and an array of options—to add a playful touch to your video conferences.

Now, let’s demystify the process of incorporating these filters into Microsoft Teams. It’s a breeze with three essential steps. Ready for the journey? Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Acquire Snap Camera

First off, snag the Snap Camera app—it won’t cost you a dime and plays well with both Windows and Mac. Ensure to tick the Privacy Policy box on the download page. Once that download is done, you’re all set to roll!

Step 2: Activate Snap Camera in the Background

  • Fire up the Snap Camera app on your computer.
  • Pick a filter that suits your vibe—potato, banana, or any quirky option you fancy.
  • If you have multiple cameras, tweak the settings to choose the right one for Snap Camera.
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Step 3: Add Filters to Microsoft Teams

Now, let’s seamlessly incorporate those stylish filters into Microsoft Teams. You’ve got two cool methods up your sleeve.

Method 1: Set a default for all calls

Are you prepared to elevate your Microsoft Teams experience with some funky face filters? let’s set these up as the go-to for all your incoming and outgoing calls. The key? Designate Snap Camera as your primary camera app in the Teams settings. It’s a straightforward adjustment that ensures every Teams call is infused with fun—no effort required!

Let’s kick things off! let’s jazz up that background with a makeover:

  • Launch “Microsoft Teams.
  • Click “More (…)” and select “Settings.“
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  • Navigate to “Devices” on the left.
  • In the side panel, scroll down to find the camera setting.
  • Under the camera, select “Snap Camera.“

Ta-da! Your Teams meetings now boast the Snap Camera filter, adding a touch of fun to the virtual table!

Method 2: Apply a filter to on-going calls

  • While on a call, click on the 3-dot icon at the bottom of the calling screen.
  • Select “Device settings” from the menu.
  • The device settings screen will pop up.
  • Navigate to the drop-down field under the camera.
  • Choose “Snap Camera.”

Voila! If Snap Camera is working its magic in the background, you’ll witness your chosen filter adding flair to your Microsoft Teams call. It’s time to inject a bit more excitement into those calls, don’t you agree?

Ready to part ways with filters in Microsoft Teams? Here’s the exit strategy:

Removing Filters: If you’re in the mood for a filter-free experience, simply follow the previously outlined steps once again. This time, switch the camera back to your real one. That will bring an end to the filter fiesta on your video.

Testing, Testing: Before you unveil the filters in your next meeting, let’s ensure everything is shipshape. Take these steps to test the waters:

  • Launch “Microsoft Teams.”
  • Click on “Calendar”on the left.
  • Hit“Meet now.”
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  • Make sure your camera (and maybe your microphone) are switched on.
  • Click “Join now.”
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  • Voilà! You’re now in your own meeting playground, sans participants. Explore all the filter options and discover the endless possibilities for your Teams meetings. Because why not make sure everything’s smooth sailing before the real deal? Enjoy testing those filters!

Bonus time! Let’s add a personal touch to your Microsoft Teams background. Time to give that background a little makeover:

  • Join a meeting.
  • Ensure your camera is turned on (show off that smiling face).
  • Select “More” and then opt for “Effects and avatars.”
  • Within the “Backgrounds” section, hit “Add new.”
  • Navigate to the path where you saved that fantastic custom image.

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  • Click “Show all” under “Backgrounds” to reveal the full spectrum of options.
  • Scroll to the bottom and pick the background that speaks to you.
  • Click “Apply and turn on video“—watch the transformation unfold!

But wait, there’s more:

If you fancy a change but not a custom background, no worries. Simply select one of the pre-loaded images available on Microsoft Teams after applying background effects.

To bid farewell to your background effects:

  • Go to the “More options.”
  • Click “Apply background effects.”
  • Choose the “None” icon.
  • Hit that “Apply” button.

Ta-da! Your background is back to basics.

Congratulations! You’ve now mastered the art of using Microsoft Teams filters.

If you’re hungry for more ways to enhance your Teams experience and boost productivity, don’t miss out on the tips and tricks shared here.

Now, over to you:

Which part of today’s guide caught your eye the most? Any burning questions or thoughts? I’m all ears—leave a comment below, and let’s keep the conversation going!

The article guides you through adding fun to Microsoft teams filters using Snap Camera. From downloading Snap Camera to applying filters in Teams, it’s a breeze. You can make filters default for all calls or choose them during ongoing ones. Testing and removing filters are easy too. Bonus tips include personalizing your Teams background. The article ends with congratulations and an invitation for feedback.

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    • techieberry

      Just change the owner to member and then remove him.
      To remove the member, follow the below steps.
      Go to the team name and then click More options More options button > Manage team > Members.
      From your team member list, click the X to the far right of the name of the person you’d like to remove. To remove another team owner, first change their role from owner to member, then remove them.

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  6. Jason

    thanks for the info. unfortunately I don’t whether it’s apple or microsoft blocking snap camera option in the video selection on Mac iOS, I have tried by rebooting my macPro and restarting Teams multiple times, the snap camera just won’t show up. 🙁
    Zoom, however, has the support for snap camera. very weird.

    • techieberry

      Thank you for the question. I found an official answer for this problem. If you want to use the Snap Camera on Mac, than you should use Teams in a web browser until the desktop client will have official support for virtual cameras.
      Here is the another workaround to this issue.

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  8. BC

    Thank you for this article. I have a video call on my work computer. Is there a way to use a snap camera on my work computer? I’m thinking company IT might block downloads. Is there a way to circumvent that?

    • techieberry

      I’m glad you liked the article. I would suggest to talk to your IT team if the snap camera is blocking on your computer.

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