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Why can’t I use background blur or custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams?

Image courtesy of: https://news.microsoft.com/europe/2019/03/19/homeworkers-rejoice-microsoft-teams-new-customized-background-feature-hides-distractions-at-the-press-of-a-button/

AVX/AVX2 hardware requirement

6th generation Intel Core CPU
2nd generation Intel Core CPU

Using the web client?

Using VDI?

Ask your admin

  • NoFilters: Block all blur and custom background features
  • BlurOnly: Offer background blur only
  • BlurAndDefaultBackgrounds: Offer background blur and default-provided images only
  • AllFilters: Allow all filters, which includes the ability for users to upload custom images

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