The best virtual backgrounds to use with Microsoft Teams this holiday season make it easy to upload a business logo. While Microsoft offers holiday background designs for Teams, these designs are not customizable. Find out how to add your logo to a seasonal or holiday-themed virtual background and set up this background to use in virtual meetings.
Creating Your Own Custom Background
The best Teams virtual backgrounds to use during the holiday season have seasonal or festive designs and offer the option of customization. You can choose from a wide variety of winter and Christmas-themed backgrounds, all of which designate space to display a logo. One of the best ways to narrow down your options for backgrounds is to consider which designs have a color palette and design aesthetic that complements your logo.
To create a custom background, all you need to do is upload a high-resolution logo image on a transparent background. If your logo image file is not already on a transparent background, you can use an automated online tool or photo editing software to remove the opaque background. A high-quality logo image on a transparent background can look natural in a virtual office environment.
Spread The Holiday Cheer
When you have virtual meetings planned in the weeks and days leading up to the holidays, festive backgrounds can be an easy way to celebrate. A background that features decorations and also displays your business logo can give your branding a seasonal update.
The best Christmas-themed backgrounds feature Christmas trees and wreaths. These designs put participants on calls in mind of the approaching holidays and can make virtual meetings more convivial. It is easy to change your background for a single meeting or the season in Teams or set up a Zoom virtual office background.
Seasonal Background Designs
If you prefer to use seasonal backgrounds that do not directly reference specific holidays, there are many winter-themed designs to choose from. Virtual backgrounds such as A Frosty Home, Let It Snow or The Gingerbread House evoke casual environments while still looking professional.
You can also choose an office background that captures the season while maintaining more formality. Consider using the Winter Morning background for meetings at the end of the year or the start of the new year. All of these Teams or Zoom backgrounds are ready to customize with your logo and set up in your preferred video conferencing application.
Set Up Your Virtual Background
Once you add your company logo to your favorite virtual background, all you need to do is download the background and set it up in Teams. Before a meeting, use the Calendar tab to select the meeting you want to join and click the “Background effects” button to add a new background by uploading the image file with your custom background. During a meeting, you can use the ellipsis button to access “More actions,” select “Background effects” and add your new background. It is just as easy to change your background for the start of the new year.