Apr 14 2021 04:48 PM
Apr 14 2021 04:48 PM
If I sign into Teams using my personal account, background effects work fine. However work policy doesn't allow me to sign into my work account from my home pc, so I access meetings as guest not signed into teams. When not signed in, the option to blur background is available but doesn't work.
How can I get background effects to work in teams when not signed in and accessing meetings as a guest?
Apr 15 2021 01:43 PM
Apr 20 2021 05:19 PM
Other members in my team have the same issue so I don't think its isolated to me. I also uninstalled Teams, restarted and reinstalled and got the same. Background effects button is there and I can 'turn it on' but blur doesn't do anything and there are no backgrounds to choose from. As soon as I login though, all my backgrounds are there to select and blur works as expected.
I've attached an screenshot of teams as guest and then after I login.
Apr 20 2021 10:59 PM
Apr 27 2021 03:48 PM
Apr 27 2021 03:52 PM
May 03 2021 11:19 PM
Jul 12 2021 09:25 AM
Aug 17 2021 01:33 PM
@Garethb83 Same issue here...
Troublesome that this all of a sudden stopped working for personal and business accounts.
Sep 15 2021 08:42 AM
Oct 20 2021 11:43 AM - edited Oct 20 2021 11:47 AM
Same issue here. Lost hours debugging this before coming to this conclusion. I can't join my customer's Teams meeting while being signed in because I get the "Your sign-in was successful but does no meet the criteria to access this resource." error.
Oct 27 2021 06:35 AM
Oct 28 2021 11:43 PM
This works for me now as a guest via the web app or the windows app. Has been working for a month or so. Wonder why doesn't work for everyone?
Oct 29 2021 07:18 AM
Oct 29 2021 12:46 PM
@Chatterbug Hello, I understand the frustration. For what it's worth, background effect for web users (you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want) was supposed to roll out by October but has been pushed forward to November and is expected to be completed early December. You can manage the video effects policy using PowerShell or via the admin center.
Here's the roadmap id Introducing background effects on web
Oct 29 2021 12:50 PM
Oct 29 2021 12:57 PM
Nov 02 2021 02:07 PM - edited Nov 02 2021 02:11 PM
@ChristianJBergstrom IDK... this is insane. Waiting 9+ months for resolution. Microsoft is MIA.
I also deal with Google Workspaces. I have an issue with workspaces and their tech is all over it - half the time we get a call from the lead developer looking for more info. THIS is insane that MS thinks people want to use their Teams product and can't use or blur their backgrounds. Routing all my customers to Google Meet or Zoom at this point. My customers don't want to use Teams for meetings when their customer's can't blur out their backgrounds - they don't like that. MS has left us no option at this point by focusing on new features rather than fixing fundamentals.
This and the fact that teams doesn't work in Chrome browser on Andriod. Why? ...No one else has this problem.