Now in public preview: Background effects on web!



We are excited to announce that now you can turn your video on with custom background in your web meetings!


Flighting status

Everyone in public preview channel


How to enable

This feature is on by default and obeys the video filters policies


Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10









Internet Explorer











Minimum Chrome and Edge version: v96

Note: Not all GPUs are supported for this feature at this time. If the feature does not appear in the meeting/call prejoin screen in your Teams browser client, your GPU is not supported. 


How does this feature impact the existing experience?
No impact to the desktop experience, rather an enhancement to the current web experience!


Known limitations



Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. See Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( for instructions. 


Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of the your client.





Thank you,

Preview Team, Roman Frillarte

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

1 Reply
It would be cool to see a list of supported and not supported GPU’s in the documentation. It would be good for support to be able to confirm :white_heavy_check_mark: