Microsoft just shipped an update for Microsoft Teams. It has the option to insert one of a set of predefined images. And a hidden one to add your own!

With a lot of people working from home now, we’re giving the world a peek into our homes. It may not always be the most representative. You may not have a dedicated room (like me) and sit at the kitchen table. The option to inject a picture of your office or your favorite spot in the mountains is super useful.

To add your own images. Make sure they have the following dimension: 1920×1080.

Then, the only thing you need to do is to save the image in the following (hidden) directory in jpg format in Windows:

%APPDATA%\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads

And on a Mac:

/Users/<account>/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads

Your custom images will show up at the bottom of the list.

And as you can see, this puts me back in the office, with my virtual colleagues.