While Zoom remains popular for its ease of use and its features such as the possibility of integrating the target different backgrounds , it is not the only one video conferencing application out there that allows you to do these things. For example, Microsoft's Office Teams communication app also lets you change your meeting background. Here we'll show you how to change your background for a Teams video conference. If you want to select abackground before officially starting the meeting: Start your Teams video conference . You will find yourself at the middle screen. Make sure video is turned on in the button bar near the bottom of the screen, then turn on the background settings control (located between video and audio controls) A Background Settings column will appear on the right. Use it to blur your actual background or choose from several different images to create a fake background. Choose a new Teams background in the Settings window 'background If you want to add your own image, click on the Add new link at the top of the column. You can then choose an image from the files on your computer, which will be added to the available backgrounds. When you change your background- plan, the change will remain in effect through your other meeting until you change it again. If you have already started the meeting ( or you joined someone else's meeting), you can still change your background. Click on the three dots in the middle of the button bar at the bottom of the screen and select Show background effects .Leave the same column Background settings on the right, with the same possibility to blur your background, modify it or add a new one. You can preview your background before using it If you are in the middle of a meeting and want test the background, click “Preview” in the “Background Settings” column. You will be able to see the effect in a small window at the bottom of the column; no one else in your meeting will not see it. Once you aresatisfied with your new background, click Apply (or just select Stop previewing if you want to revert to your previous background) Updated January 5, 2021, 2:30 p.m. ET: This article was originally published on April 14, 2020 and has been modified to include updates in the software.