Microsoft Teams on Android is getting background blur support for Meetings

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Email Twitter: @RabiaNoureen11 Jan 8th, 2021 inNews

The Microsoft Teams app on Android is set to gain support for a background blur feature for video calls and meetings. This week, the company has confirmed on the UserVoice forum that the popular feature available in the Teams iOS app is coming soon to Android devices.

The background blur effect uses artificial intelligence to hide everything around the user during Teams meetings while keeping them as the main focal point. It’s a great tool for remote workers, especially those who want to maintain a bit of privacy while share space with other family members. Users can enable it before starting the meeting or during the ongoing conversation.

The company didn’t provide details about when the new functionality would be available, and the Microsoft 365 roadmap is yet to list the feature. However, the company’s roadmap does suggest that some of the features slated for a release later this month include inline message translation for Android, Together mode support for GCC, and more.

The blur background feature will significantly improve the app’s usability on Android for people that rely heavily on the capability on the desktop. There is no word on when the feature will make its way to the Linux version of Microsoft Teams. If you want this to change, feel free to provide your feedback on the Teams UserVoice website.

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