Custom Backgrounds for Teams

Custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams helps show off your own personal style and make meetings more fun and inclusive! When joining a Teams meeting, you want the focus on you, not other stuff in the room. Custom backgrounds provide a great way to minimize those distractions and bring in new ways to meet face-to-face.


No need for a green screen, or even a blank wall. Teams uses a highly trained model that differentiates you from your background and can impose a custom background over everything else - making it easy and fast to start expressing yourself in all your meetings.


With the whole world turning to video, companies are getting creative with collections of backgrounds you can easily download and then upload to Teams. This is a gallery of images to start choosing from.


Over time we will be expanding this gallery to include different events, holidays, celebrations, and more! Custom backgrounds are also a great way to promote within your own organization special events or stir up excitement around best background awards to keep meetings fun and unique!

Featured Teams Backgrounds

Hover over the titles below to download just that specific background.

Black & Yellow Sweater.jpg
Blue Sweater.jpg
Purple Sweater.jpg
Jail Cell.jpg
Teal Sweater.jpg
Altered Carbon.jpg
Peaky Blinders.jpg
The Sopranos.jpg
The Simpsons II.jpg
Bob's Burgers.jpg
Saturday Night Live.jpg
Fox NFL.jpg
MS Paint.jpg



  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. In the Quick Access bar, paste this: %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads.

  3. Save the attached files to this location.  

  4. In Teams, open your custom backgrounds and scroll to the bottom to select your image.

Previous Background Designs

Hover over the images to download.