24 Funny Teams Backgrounds for Fun Meetings in 2024

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Sometimes, funny Teams backgrounds can make your daily meetings more fun. If you feel like spicing up your video conferences, it’s easy to incorporate interesting photos, drawings, or images into it. As long as it’s work-appropriate (and doesn’t break workplace rules), MS Teams background images are a great way to make work more fun for everyone.

We’ve gathered 24 high-quality images to use for your background, as well as a step-by-step guide for changing your Microsoft Teams background!

Funny Teams Backgrounds in 2024

You can change your background on Zoom, so why wouldn’t you change it on Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft allows you to change your background image before and during your meeting. You can blur your background, use one of the provided images, or add your own.

1. Birthday Greetings

Funny Teams backgrounds—happy birthday festive Teams background

Photo by m0stro

No matter which remote communication tool you use, you will encounter someone having their birthday. Surprise them by showing them that you’ve remembered with a birthday greeting background (like this one)!

2. Please Wait… I’m thinking!

Please wait I'm thinking background

Image by Elias

Whether you’re using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other webinar software like ClickMeeting, this image is one way to tell your colleagues to be a bit more patient!

3. Toy Story

Toy Story wallpaper background

From Disney Pixar

4. Hoth from Star Wars

Hoth Star Wars snow background

From Star Wars

Funny Animal Backgrounds for Teams

Sometimes, a cute animal is a great way to lighten the mood. The best part is animals are almost always work-appropriate. It’s impossible to be unprofessional with one of these images!

5. Curious Dog

Curious brown dog background image

Photo by Lum3n from Pexels

6. Cool Pup

White dog licking lips wearing red floral sunglasses

Photo by Ilargian Faus

7. Yelling Kitten

Tabby kitten talking to daisies background

Photo by Ilona Ilyés

8. Relaxed Dog

Rottweiler puppy smiling in the sunshine

Image by katerinavulcova

9. Curious Tree Cat

Curious calico kitten in a tree background

Image by Kessa

10. Smiling Manta Ray

Smiling manta ray in ocean

Photo by Ahmed  ツ

Halloween Teams Background Images

Halloween is a fun time for everyone, especially for lovers of this spooky holiday. Work may not always allow you to dress in costume, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get spooky. Check out these Halloween-themed backgrounds for your Microsoft Teams background!

11. Funny Pumpkin Faces

Two orange one white jack o'lanterns on porch

Photo by Susanne Jutzeler

12. Moon Cat

Cat silhouette on branch in front of orange moon

Photo by Pixabay

13. Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil Skeletons

See hear speak no evil skeletons

Photo by Paul Brennan

Location Background for Microsoft Teams

Want to pretend like you’re somewhere else? These location background images can bring a totally different vibe to your meeting, whether that’s in the Oval Office, underwater, or even in an airplane cockpit.

14. The Oval Office

Digital oval office background

Photo by Sabrina Young

15. At a Concert

Silhouettes of hands in purple yellow light concert

Photo by Mark Angelo Sampan

16. Underwater

Image of blue ocean underneath waves

Photo by Buddy Nath

17. Airplane Cockpit

Black and white image of airplane cockpit

Photo by capt.sopon

18. In an Airplane

Shot of passenger airplane corridor

Photo by Kelly

19. Poolside

Tropical poolside under umbrella

Photo by Thorsten Technoman

Fun Backgrounds in Space

Outer space is a fun place to be (or at least pretend to be)! Use one of these pictures to look like you’re a space traveler!

20. With a Mars Rover

Technical mockup of Mars Rover background

Image by David Mark

21. Futuristic Control Room

Futuristic control room background

Image by Free Fun Art

22. Moon Landing

Moon landing 1969 astronauts background

Photo by Pixabay

23. From Wall-E

Wall-E background

From Disney Pixar

24. Imperial Star Destroyer Bridge from Star Wars

Imperial Star Destroyer Bridge Star Wars background

From Star Wars

How To Change Your Background on Microsoft Teams

If you’d like to use a funny background for your Zoom meeting, it’s really simple. The best part is that the Microsoft Teams background you selected will remain in all your calls and meetings until you decide to change it again.

Once you’ve found the image you need to use, follow the steps below to change your background before a meeting:

  1. Open up Microsoft Teams and start/join a meeting.
  2. While you are preparing your microphone and webcam for your meeting, turn on your camera by clicking on the toggle.
Camera toggle on Microsoft Teams

 

  1. Once your camera is on, click on “Background filters.”
Background filters on Microsoft Teams

 

  1. Select a background on the side panel that shows up. If you want to upload your own, click “+ Add new.”
How to add new background settings on Microsoft Teams

 

  1. Select the file you’d like to use and click “Open.” This will change your background to your selected photo or image.
  2. Click “Join Now” to enter your meeting — that’s it!

To change your background image during a meeting, follow the steps below:

  1. On the top of your meeting screen, select the “More actions” () button.
More actions button on Microsoft Teams

 

  1. Click on “Background effects.”
Adding background effects in Microsoft Teams

 

  1. From the resulting side panel, select the image you’d like to use. Otherwise, click “+ Add New” to use your own image from a file.
Add new background to Microsoft Teams

 

  1. Click on “Preview” and click “Apply” to change your background. That’s it!

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Conclusion

Using funny Teams backgrounds is a great way to spice up an otherwise dull meeting (as long as it’s appropriate for the workplace)! Luckily, finding a funny background is a breeze. You can use a meme, funny wallpapers, or photos you’ve taken yourself. Follow the instructions in the guide above, and you’re good to go!

Want to use Google Meet instead? It’s just as easy to change your Google Meet background!

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