How to Delete Background from Microsoft Teams View?

Microsoft Teams is a reliable product offered by Microsoft like its other services but recently users have reported over support forums to ask about the method to delete the background from the Microsoft Teams application. Though the methods are simple but not everyone is strong technically therefore we have provided methods to delete background from Microsoft Teams in detail below. The method may vary according to the operating system you are using i.e. Windows 10 or macOS.

MS Teams Default Background Interface

Note: Before adopting any given method, quit the Microsoft Teams application from Task Manager to ensure you won’t lose any data.

Method 1: Delete MS Teams Backgrounds in Windows 10

  1. Press Windows + R keys together to launch the Run dialog box. It is a Windows tool that is generally used to navigate to hidden system directories.
    Opening Run Dialog Box
  2. Copy-paste the following location address in the search bar and press Enter. This will take you to MS Teams Background Uploads hidden folder.
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads
    Opening MS Teams Uploads Folder
  3. Delete the photo that you no longer want to use as the background. Once done, close File Explorer.
  4. Launch MS Teams application. The background should now be the default.

Additionally, you can also delete the native backgrounds in the MS Teams view in a similar fashion but the location address will be different in this regard. Follow these steps to do this:

  1. Press Windows + R keys together to launch the Run dialog box. It is a Windows tool that is generally used to navigate to hidden system directories.
  2. Copy-paste the following location address in the search bar and press Enter. This will take you to MS Teams Backgrounds hidden folder.
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds
    Opening MS Teams Backgrounds Folder
  3. Delete the built-in photos that you no longer want to use as the background. Once done, close File Explorer.
  4. Launch MS Teams application. The background should now be the default.

Method 2: Delete MS Teams Backgrounds in macOS

  1. In the top menu bar, click Function > Go To, type ~/Library, and click Go.
    Opening Library in macOS
  2. Follow this path and click through these folders: Application Support > Microsoft > Teams > Backgrounds > Uploads. Alternatively, you can also copy-paste the following location address in the spotlight search:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads
  3. Delete the photo that you no longer want to use as the background. Once done, close File Explorer.
  4. Launch MS Teams application. The background should now be the default.

Additionally, you can also delete the native backgrounds in the MS Teams view in a similar fashion but the location address will be different in this regard. Follow these steps to do this:

  1. In the top menu bar, click Function > Go To and type ~/Library and click Go.
  2. Follow this path and click through these folders: Application Support > Microsoft > Teams > Backgrounds. Alternatively, you can also copy-paste the following location address in the spotlight search:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds
  3. Delete the built-in photos that you no longer want to use as the background. Once done, close File Explorer.
  4. Launch MS Teams application. The background should now be the default.

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