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Microsoft Teams is getting animated backgrounds for your meetings

A screenshot showing new background options in Microsoft Teams
The new backgrounds in Microsoft Teams. | Image: Microsoft

Microsoft is refreshing the backgrounds available in Microsoft Teams and adding in new animated versions. It’s the biggest update to the virtual backgrounds in Teams since the original collection launched in 2020, with new options to replace the messy room behind you with an idyllic scene.

Initially, these will be a large collection of new still images followed by some animated versions in June. Microsoft is sharing some details on the new still background imagery today, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until next month to see how these animated backgrounds compare to the ones that have been available on rival Zoom for years.

“Featuring all-new images, the reimagined visual library for Teams has been thoughtfully designed to…

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