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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Microsoft Teams Rolls Out Green Screen Support

April 4, 2023

Apparently, there’s a valid reason that Zoom is the 800 pound gorilla of video conferencing apps. Anyone that has participated in a video meeting has seen the video imperfections of participants using virtual backgrounds. While the technology is pretty good, you can certainly see the rough edges around the participant’s image. It may seem a little late to the party, but The Verge reports Microsoft has finally released green screen support for Teams. Better late than never.

Microsoft Teams program manager, Jan Steberl, wrote in a blog post, “Green screen requires a solid color screen or a background wall behind you. The screen or background wall must be flat without stains or other irregularities. Users must apply a background effect in Teams meetings to enable the green screen effect and should carefully select the backdrop color so that the effect is applied correctly and better quality is achieved.”

Green screen support only works with Intel chips on Windows and MacOS devices.

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