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M365 Changelog: Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings

Author avatar - Rabia Noureen

Rabia Noureen

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MC352623 – Updated April 29, 2022: Microsoft has 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.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65944

Note: Soft focus is not available for EDU tenants.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out in early May (previously early April) and expects the rollout to be completed by late June (previously mid-April).

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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.

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Soft Focus and Brightness Settings

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Soft Focus and Brightness Settings

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What you need to do to prepare:

Please evaluate these features and decide whether they should be available to users in your tenant. If not, please disable it before it rolls out.

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