M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Video Filters in Teams Meetings

MC495330 – Updated February 7, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Video Filters are a new feature in Microsoft Teams meetings that will allow participants to augment their video stream with visual effects, such as frames and styles. These filters are built on the Teams Platform infrastructure and provided by Microsoft first- and third-party partners as apps and displayed as a collection of filters. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86811

When this will happen:

  • Public Preview: Microsoft will complete rollout in late January 2023.
  • Standard Release and GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling out in early March (previously early February) and expect to complete rollout in late May (previously late April).

How this will affect your organization:

Users can browse and select video filters from the pre-join screen and in-meeting scenarios. During pre-join, users can access Video filters from the quick tray when they have the camera enabled. After joining a meeting, users will be able to apply effects from the meeting toolbar with the camera fly-out window or navigate all Video filters options on the side pane by clicking the Video effects button under the More menu. 

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To apply video filters, users will need to give consent to install the apps.

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Note: The video filters can be enabled/disabled by app level from the Tenant Admin Center. Additionally, these apps will not be available in EDU tenants.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may want to consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.