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The Awesome Tips Of Microsoft Teams Filters You Need To Know (2023)

A step-by-step guide on how you can effectively use Microsoft Teams filters.

If you have already started using Microsoft Teams, it’s likely that you are 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 observing the clever background blur put in by teams to hide any mess behind us.

In case you have skilled any of these common experienced, you will be delighted to recognize that Microsoft Teams 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 with virtual backgrounds, Microsoft has supplied that choice as well.
  • As an advantage tip, we have covered how to use Microsoft Teams filters with 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 the Snap digicam, which includes potato, banana and so on., for your video conferences while using of teams.

How do I get filters on Microsoft Teams?

The overall process includes 3 major steps to use Microsoft Teams filters. Let’s check them out.

Download the Snap Camera app

  • You must download snap camera to use Microsoft Teams filters in your meetings. The software is absolutely free and compatible with Windows and Mac.
  • When you are on Snap Camera’s download page, don’t forget to scroll down and check the box next to Privacy Policy.
  • Click on Download for Mac or PC as required.

Run the Snap camera in the background

  • Launch the “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 them.
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  • 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.

How do I add filters to Microsoft Teams?

Now, it’s time to change your camera within Teams on your computer to use Microsoft Teams filters. You can do it in a couple of ways. Hold the Snap digicam as your default for all of the video calls. As an alternative, change it for ongoing calls.

Method 1: Add a 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 on 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 in teams meetings.

Method 2: Add a 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 for Snap Camera to show up in Microsoft Teams.

How do I 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 on your video.

How do I 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 work, 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.”
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  • You are now in your own meeting, without participants.
  • Feel free to click on 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 the file path, C:\Users\”username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads.
  • Place the 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 More options and click Apply 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 are interested in having a different background and not a custom background, select one of the images available on Microsoft Teams after selecting Apply background effects.
  • To remove the background effect, go to the More options and click Apply background effects. Click on the None icon and hit the Apply button.

Congratulations! Now you know how to effectively use Microsoft Teams filters.

Also read: How to use the breakout rooms on Microsoft Teams?

Want to improve your Microsoft Teams experience for better productivity? Check out the tips and tricks mentioned here.

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Which finding from today’s report did you find most interesting? Or maybe you have a question about something that I covered.

Either way, I’d like to hear from you. So go ahead and leave a comment below.

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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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