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MC352623: Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings

Updated July 11, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

Soft focus and Adjust brightness are video filters in Teams video meetings. Users will soon be able to access and apply both settings, before and during meetings. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65944.

Note: Soft focus is not available for EDU tenants.

Both, before joining and during a meeting, you can use filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and smooth out facial features to customize your appearance.

MC352623: Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings

When this will happen

We will begin rolling out in late May (previously early May) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-July (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

Soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance, and Adjust brightness enhances the video quality when lighting is poor.

Users in your organization will see these 2 filters in “Device Settings” panel in meeting and “Settings”->”Devices”->”Camera” panel.

Note: This feature is turned-off by default. Please also allow access to *.teams.microsoft.com in order for both of these features to work.

Soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance, and Adjust brightness enhances the video quality when lighting is poor.

Soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance, and Adjust brightness enhances the video quality when lighting is poor.

What you need to do to prepare

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC352623
Published: 04 April 2022
Updated: 11 July 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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