Microsoft has just released the ability to do background replacement. They noted that this first release doesn’t support custom images, but that was coming soon. Turns out you can manually add your own custom images from the Windows file system (I haven’t tested other operating systems).
Now supported in the app!! See my updated post here.
- Navigate to C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads (MacOS – HD/Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads)
- Copy images you want to use to the uploads folder:
- Thats it!
I have tested with .JPG and .PNG image files. Ideally you want images with a resolution of 1920×1080, but I tested with all shapes and sizes and it seemed to work fine.
Now, when you turn background effects on you will have the images you added in addition to the defaults:
A note for those that are using images with text or logos – On your end you see yourself and the background “flipped” as if you are looking in the mirror. However, the far end will see things the right way around. Here’s an example:
Who knows if this is supported, or will work as well as the built in ones, but official support is coming soon anyway. I think I could do with haircut effects too, Microsoft? Have fun in the meantime!