At Ignite 2022, Microsoft announced the availability of Mesh Avatars private preview in Microsoft Teams. Using Mesh avatars for Teams, you can create custom animated avatars to represent yourself in Teams meetings. After months of testing, Microsoft is planning to make Avatars in Microsoft Teams generally available in May this year on Teams desktop apps.
The new Avatars app in the Microsoft Teams App Store will allow you to create up to three unique avatars using the hundreds of customization options including physical attributes, costumes, accessories and more. Once you have created an avatar, you can use it during a Teams meeting by selecting the option from the “Effects and Avatars” menu before joining the meeting.
Microsoft Teams Avatars are perfect for:
- Being visually present without turning your camera on.
- Expressing yourself with a range of gestures and reactions.
- Making multiple versions to fit different meetings.
You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.