You probably already tried to add a new background with a
.gif extension, but soon realized that Microsoft Teams will only allow you to select from
I thought to myself: what if I uploaded a
.gif to wherever Microsoft Teams stores those custom uploaded backgrounds?
A quick search lead me to
I copied an
animated.gif, which is the file I want to use as my background, and an
animated_thumb.jpg to match, which is the little thumbnail I will click on to select the animated background. That said, while I could select the thumbnail, the background was still not applied.
My last hope was to rename
animated.jpg to see if Microsoft Teams could be fooled into thinking it’s a static image, and low and behold, after selecting the thumbnail, the GIF actually played in the background.
So if you have a MP4, just convert it to a GIF, because MP4s won’t work.