As a proud user of Microsoft Teams on my Chromebook, I understand the importance of personalizing my virtual workspace. One way to add a touch of personality to your Teams meetings is by setting a custom background. In this article, I will guide you through the process of getting a background on Microsoft Teams specifically on a Chromebook. Let’s dive in!
Step 1: Update Microsoft Teams
The first step in getting a background on Microsoft Teams is making sure you have the latest version of the app installed on your Chromebook. To update Teams, follow these simple steps:
- Open the Google Play Store on your Chromebook.
- Search for “Microsoft Teams” in the search bar.
- If an update is available, you will see the option to update the app. Click on it to start the update process.
Step 2: Sign in to Microsoft Teams
Once your Microsoft Teams app is up to date, launch the app and sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free. Once signed in, you will have access to all the features and settings of Teams.
Step 3: Join or Start a Meeting
To access the background options in Microsoft Teams, you need to either join an existing meeting or start a new one. Once you are in a meeting, you can proceed to the next step. If you don’t have a meeting to join, you can start a meeting with yourself by clicking on the “Calendar” tab in the left sidebar, and then selecting “New Meeting” and inviting only yourself.
Step 4: Enable Background Effects
Now that you are in a meeting, it’s time to enable the background effects feature. Here’s how:
- Click on the three-dot menu at the bottom right corner of the meeting screen.
- From the menu that appears, select “Show background effects”.
This will open the background settings panel where you can choose from a variety of pre-installed backgrounds or upload your own custom image.
Step 5: Choose a Background
With the background settings panel open, you can now select a background for your Teams meeting. You can choose from the pre-installed backgrounds by simply clicking on one of them. If you want to use your own custom image, click on the “Add new” button and select the image file from your Chromebook’s storage. Keep in mind that the image file size should not exceed 5MB.
Step 6: Preview and Apply
After selecting a background, you can preview how it will look in your meeting by clicking on the “Preview” button. If you are satisfied with the preview, click on the “Apply” button to set the background for your current meeting.
Adding a background to your Microsoft Teams meetings on a Chromebook is a great way to personalize your virtual workspace. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily enable and customize background effects in Teams. Have fun exploring different backgrounds and making your meetings more engaging!