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Here’s how to use those fun group filters in your next online lecture

It takes 10 seconds

Group video calls clearly need some excitement once in a while, and whilst it’s now common knowledge that you can change your background in all of the online video calling services, that’s now super boring. How cool would it be if you could not only change yours but change everyone else’s background too? Well, there’s a feature on Microsoft Teams that lets you place the entire team in a number of funny environments – from a lecture theatre to the last supper.

But how can I do this myself? Do I need to download any extra software to use funny filters in Microsoft Teams? What if I use Google Hangout or Zoom? Here’s everything we know about how to use group filters on Microsoft Teams.

@yezlekSTOPPP THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT OF MY LIFE 😭😭😭😭 WHY DID IT CHANGE EVERYONE ELSES SCREEN TOO ##fyp ##zoomfails ##foryoupage♬ original sound – user4325289870146

How do I use group filters on Microsoft Teams?

It’s really simple to use group filters in Microsoft Teams, and it requires absolutely no downloads or extra work on your end. Follow these steps and the entire class will be with each other virtually in no time:

  • Click on the three dots at the top of the screen and select “Together mode” from the drop-down menu.


  • Click on the pencil in the bottom left-hand corner that says “Change scene”.


  • Select the desired effect and you’re good to go!


Remember that you’ll need at least five people in the meeting for this to work – and that’s all there is to it. If you’re disappointed that this doesn’t work in Google Hangouts or any other video calling software then do not fear, because we’ve also made a handy guide for how to use filters in them too!

Using the together mode means that you change how the video call looks for everyone else, so make sure you know this before ending up like the people in the above TikTok!

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