Microsoft Teams background effects is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop
Published May 19 2022 01:42 PM 20.6K Views

We are happy to announce that Teams background effects is generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop.  


Now, users can make meetings more personalized and avoid unexpected distractions by applying background effects. Meeting participants can select one of the available images to change their background or choose to blur their background. Background effects helps to keep the focus on the conversation while bringing new ways to meet face to face. Background blur subtly conceals everything in the background while the participant’s silhouette remains clear and isolated. 




Getting Started 

To use Teams background effects on Azure Virtual Desktop, please install Teams Desktop Client version (download MSI here, download EXE here) or later. The minimum WebSocket service version required is 1.1.2111.01001, and the minimum Windows Desktop Client version is 1.2.3004. Please refer to Change your background for a Teams meeting on how to turn on background effects.   


If you do not see the UI for Background Effects in Teams on AVD, install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable on your client machine running the Remote Desktop app and try again.


Note: Blurring your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting. 


Setup Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop  

New to the service? Refer to the Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop documentation on how to setup Microsoft Teams. 


Teams background effects is also available on Windows 365. To learn more, go to

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