A step-by-step guide on how you can effectively use Microsoft teams filters.
If you have already started using Microsoft 365 Teams, it’s likely that you’re now very familiar with video calls and Teams Meetings. Many of us have needed to quickly tidy up our makeshift home offices before jumping on calls or observe the clever background blur putting in teams to hide any mess background of us.
In case you have skilled any of these common eventualities, you will be delighted to recognise that Microsoft teams now allows you to add heritage results to your teams conferences – so that you can add custom backgrounds for your video calls.
Does Microsoft teams have video filters?
- Microsoft teams doesn’t offer filters but just like Zoom helps virtual backgrounds, Microsoft has supplied that choice as nicely.
- As an advantage tip, we have covered how to use Microsoft teams filters by taking the help of Snapchat’s computing device app — Snap camera.
- For that, you want to exchange the default camera in Microsoft teams to Snap digital camera. Only after that, you may use any clear out from Snap digicam which includes potato, banana and so on., for your video conferences while the use of teams.
How to get filters on Microsoft teams?
The overall process includes 3 major steps to use Microsoft teams filters. Let’s check them out.
Download Snap Camera app
- You must download snap camera to use Microsoft teams filters to your meetings. The software is absolutely free and compatible with Windows and Mac.
- Click on Download for Mac or PC as required.
Run Snap camera in the background
- Launch “Snap Camera app“ on your computer
- Select a filter that you would like to use in Microsoft Teams.
- In this case, select “potato“
- If you cannot see them, search the keyword, potato and you will see it.
- In case, your computer has a couple of cameras, click on the settings icon at the top of the Snap camera app to change the input camera to be used for Snap camera.
Can you add filters on Microsoft teams?
Now, it’s time to change your camera within the teams app on your computer to use Microsoft teams filters. You can do it in a couple of methods. Hold the Snap digicam as your default for all of the video calls. As an alternative, change it for ongoing calls.
Method 1: Add filter for all calls
To use cool face filters by default for all incoming and outgoing calls on Microsoft teams, you need to make Snap digital camera as your default camera app in the team’s settings. To do this, follow the below steps.
- Launch “Microsoft Teams“
- Click at the profile picture
- Select “Settings“
- On the left, click “Devices“
- From the side panel, scroll down to the camera
- Under the camera, select “Snap Camera“
- Microsoft teams will use the snap camera filter on teams meetings.
Method 2: Add filter to on-going calls
- When you are on a call, click on the 3-dot icon at the bottom of the calling screen and select device settings from the menu.
- The device settings screen will open. Click on the drop-down field under the camera and select Snap camera.
- If Snap camera is running in the background, you will see the filter that you have selected the Snap camera to show up in Microsoft teams.
How to remove filters in Microsoft teams?
If you are interested in removing filters in Microsoft teams, repeat the steps stated above and change the camera to your real camera. That will stop filters from acting to your video.
How to test filters in Microsoft Teams?
Of course, you want to test this yourself first. You don’t want to spend 5 minutes in your next meeting figuring out how to set this up. To test how the filters works, do the following:
- Launch “Microsoft Teams“
- Click on “Calendar” on the left
- Click “Meet now“
- Make sure your camera (and possibly microphone) are switched on
- Click “Join now“
- You are now in your own meeting, without participants.
- Feel free to click all options to discover all the possibilities of Teams meetings.
Bonus: Instructions for changing your Microsoft Teams background
- Open “Windows Explorer“
- Go to the “File” menu (top left corner)
- Select “Change File and Search Options“
- Go to the “View” tab
- Enable “Show hidden files, folders, and drives“
- Click “Apply” and Ok
- Navigate to file path, C:\Users\”username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads
- Place image in the uploads folder.
Now, the custom image is uploaded to the folder. We will add them to a meeting using the below steps.
- Join a meeting.
- Make sure your camera is turned on. If your camera is not already switched on, click on the camera icon.
- Click the 3 dots and click Show background effects
- Go to the bottom of the effects to see the uploaded image.
- Select the image and click Preview to check the effects.
- Click Apply
- If you’re interested in using a different background and not a custom background, select one of the images available on Microsoft Teams after selected Show background effects.
- To remove the background effect, go to the three-dot icon and click Show background effects and click on the none icon and hit the Apply button.
Congratulations! Now you know how to effectively use Microsoft teams filters.
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