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May 12, 2020

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Updated feature: Adding background images and effects in Teams meetings

From Microsoft Corporation

MC212361, Stay Informed, Published date: May 8, 2020

Tenant administrators will be able to assign a user-level policy to control how users engage with background effects in Teams meetings. For example, you may choose to allow your users to customize their background by uploading their own images.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 63666 and 63670.

When will this happen?

  • We will roll out your ability to manage policy settings from early May to late May
  • We will roll out user ability to upload images from mid-May to late May

How this affects your organization

We are introducing the following user-level policy options:

  • Offer no filters
  • Offer background blur only
  • Offer background blur and default-provided images
  • All, which includes the ability for users to upload custom images

What you need to do to prepare

If you wish to disable this feature, you can run a cmdlet:

Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector 
$Cred = Get-Credential 
$CSSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $Cred 
Import-PSSession -Session $CSSession -AllowClobber 
Grant-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity “email address” -PolicyName “BlurOnly” 

Current VideoFiltersMode options available are –
‘Bl urAndDefaultBackgrounds’ | ‘BlurOnly’ | ‘AllFilters’ | ‘NoFilters’;

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