33 Noise & Distractions

Avoid working in areas with visual distractions or noise when possible. If you are unable to, you may benefit from using the MS Team’s backgrounds to blur or block your surroundings. For more detailed instructions on how to apply backgrounds, visit change your background.


Image showing how to select the background option

If you expect to experience moderate to high amounts of environmental sounds during a meeting, consider using the noise suppression feature in Microsoft Teams. For more on issues with webcams and microphones, refer to this.

Based on Microsoft Teams update on: August 27, 2021

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