Last year, Microsoft Teams launched a new custom backgrounds experience on the desktop. However, the web version of the app still lacks this feature, but that might be changing soon, as the company is now planning to bring custom backgrounds support to the Teams web client.
The Redmond giant has recently updated the Microsoft 365 Roadmap to suggest that custom background effects are coming to Teams web meetings in September. “When you use Teams on the web, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with the images provided in your video meeting or call. Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting,” the company explained.
In addition to custom backgrounds, the Microsoft Teams web app is also introducing the ability to share system audio with other meeting participants. This feature is already available on the desktop and Microsoft is planning to roll out this feature to web users worldwide in October this year.
Microsoft Teams recently crossed 250 million daily active users, and these updates should help the company to ensure that the collaboration service provides a consistent experience across the desktop and web clients.