Test your setup:
1) Find the Microsoft Teams icon on the desktop toolbar you may have to click the if you can’t see it on the immediate toolbar.
2) Right click the icon to bring up a set of options – choose settings:
3) Select Then make sure you have selected the relevant devices you are trying to connect. Devices are such things as: the speaker, microphone and camera.
4) When you are happy select
Please note: When using the web version of Microsoft Teams, you will not see the the toolbar icon in order to select and manage your devices. However, you can instead select 'devices' when you are joining a meeting. The 'devices' option will show next to your camera and microphone buttons, as shown below:
Mute your mic when not talking:
If it’s not your turn to speak during the meeting, keep your microphone muted even if you are alone in the room. Background noise can be an annoying distraction and stifle any meeting's flow.
Blur or change your Video background:
Maybe you don’t have ideal conditions at home or maybe you would prefer that the video hides what is behind you. Microsoft Teams offers a background blur feature that allows you to blur your actual background and place the focus of the video on you.
You can blur your background by clicking the three dots in the bottom toolbar. Depending on whether your camera is already on there should be “blur background” or “start camera with blurred background “option. Please note: that this function is only available on the desktop application of Microsoft Teams and is not available on the web version.
If background blurring isn’t your thing you can also change your background to something such as an office backdrop. To choose a background effect click the three dots in the bottom toolbar during a video meeting and select “Show background effects”. Please note: that this function is only available on the desktop application of Microsoft Teams and is not available on the web version.
If your video call is experiencing lag:
Maybe the call is breaking up and you either know or suspect it’s due to your internet slowing down. This can be an issue especially in larger calls where you’re receiving multiple video inputs.
You can easily turn off the all incoming video by doing the following:
During the call look for the 3 dots at the bottom of the Teams call you are in.
You will see a menu with a number of options – you are looking for Turn off incoming video. This will save your internet some stress and may also improve the call quality.