Teams Tip: Custom Backgrounds

Microsoft recently released a new feature that allows for custom background effects in Teams.

Click the ellipse button (…) on your screen during a meeting to access your menu, then select Show background effects.

"Show background effects" selection in Microsoft Teams.

A new pane will pop up on the right side of your screen (shown below) where pre-populated options will be available, but you can also select Add New and then upload an image of your choice. For free UWM backgrounds to add, please visit

For more information, please review Microsoft’s article on custom backgrounds. If you have any questions relating to Teams, please call the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or visit