Using own pictures as Teams backgrounds

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I got a new laptop earlier this year, which was "pre-loaded" with Windows 11. When I downloaded Teams (for home use), there weren't any backgrounds available apart from the blurred picture but this changed with a later update. I can now use one of a selection of custom backgrounds in my video calls.


Using Teams on my work laptop, I can upload my own pictures to use as backgrounds but there is no facility to do this on the home laptop. Is this going to be available after further updates or is there something I need to do to activate this facility?


Thank you

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@Lizzyl1681 I'm not sure, but I think this feature is limited on a personal version vs a licensed business version.  In any case, check this out and at the bottom there is a box to ask questions: Change your background for a Teams meeting (


You can also seek tech support assistance at, where there are authorized Microsoft agents available to further troubleshoot with you until your issue is resolved