Microsoft is working on a couple of new features for Teams web users that should further enhance the user experience.
According to a new entry on Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the Redmond giant will soon allow Teams web users to add background effects on video calls. Microsoft first introduced replacable backgrounds back in 2019 and followed it up with custom background images which was added last year. The upcoming update will finally allow Teams web users to take advantage of the feature. Microsoft notes that it will allow users to blur backgrounds or use a background image. It's not clear if the company will allow users to upload pictures from their system. The ability to change the background will roll out to Teams web users in September 2021.
When you use Teams on the web, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with the images provided in your video meeting or call. Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.
Moving on, Microsoft is also working on the ability to share system audio while presenting. This feature will allow users to easily share their system audio and can be useful when sharing media with on a call. The feature is expected to roll out to Teams web users in October 2021.
Microsoft Teams has come a long way since its launch and the company is constantly working on improving it for the users. With Windows 11, Microsoft is integrating Teams directly to the operating system for a better experience.