Microsoft Teams to integrate DALL-E for background images for video meetings

Devesh Beri

Microsoft has unveiled a new addition to its Microsoft 365 roadmap, with a focus on enhancing user experiences within Microsoft Teams. This update, identified by Feature ID 183785, aims to provide Teams users with the ability to create custom backgrounds for their channel announcement posts. The feature was officially added to the roadmap on October 23, 2023, and its last modification was recorded on October 26, 2023.

The custom background feature is set to roll out in November 2023 and is primarily designed for Microsoft Teams Premium users. This functionality allows users to easily craft engaging custom backgrounds for their channel announcements with just a few clicks.

In addition, Teams Premium users will benefit from access to DALL-E, a text-to-image generator, which can be used to generate images to enhance their custom backgrounds further.

This update is expected to have a wide-reaching impact, as it will be accessible across various platforms, including Web, Android, iOS, Desktop, and Mac.

Moreover, the rollout will occur in multiple phases, including Targeted Release for the entire organization, Targeted Release for select individuals, and General Availability.

The cloud instances where this feature will be available encompass GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), DoD, and GCC High, ensuring accessibility to a broad range of users within the Microsoft Teams ecosystem.