Microsoft Teams Green Screen feature

Microsoft today announced the public preview of green screen feature in Microsoft Teams. As expected, the Green screen feature will improve the sharpness and definition of the virtual background effect around your face, head, ears, and hair. This feature will also enable you to show a prop or other object in your hand to be more visible during video calls.

In order to effectively use this new Green screen feature, you need a solid color screen or a background wall behind you. Also, the background must be flat without major stains or irregularities.

Microsoft Teams Green Screen

Here’s how you can enable Green screen feature in Microsoft Teams:

  • After you join a meeting, click the “More” icon in the meeting toolbar, go to “Video effects.”
  • When the “Video effects” panel page is open, go to “Green Screen Settings” in Backgrounds section and click the link to turn on the Green screen toggle button under “Teams settings -> Devices -> Green screen.”
  • Click the backdrop icon and move your mouse cursor into the Preview box to manually pick backdrop color.  For example, avoid picking a color that matches your clothing or props you intend to show on camera.
  • Return to your meeting.

The new Green screen feature in Teams will work only on Windows and macOS PCs with Intel processors.