Microsoft Teams is one of the most used video conferencing applications during the crash due to the Covid-19 times. Employees who work from home still use Microsoft Teams to communicate with their colleagues, as many companies have not returned to normal routines. To make Microsoft Teams more interesting and fun, the company has introduced Snap Camera (for Snapchat) integration with the desktop app that allows you to add AR filters.
The Snap Camera integration has been made available at no additional charge applied to users. It is available on both macOS and Windows. If you want to do that, you have the ability to turn into a cat, but the filter and AR effects also include a virtual Fortnite hat, a floating potato, and others.
Here’s how you can use Snap filters and AR effects in Microsoft Teams
# Log in to snapcamera.snapchat.com. Click download, scroll down, accept the terms and conditions, and download for macOS or Windows.
# Install the Snap Camera app and find the filters and select one of your choice. It can be a cat or a Marvel character like Scarlet Witch or choose from categories like “Work from home”, “Spring”, “Games” and others.
# Once we installed the application, we chose a filter and restarted Microsoft Teams, it started to show automatically. If that doesn’t work, go to your profile followed by the “Settings” menu. Under “Devices”, click on Camera, pull down the options and choose “Adjust Camera”.
As long as the instant camera is selected, Microsoft Teams users can choose from a variety of AR effects or filters to choose from for their future meetings. You can disable it using the method mentioned above or when you are in a meeting, click on the three dots, go to “Device Settings” and choose your system webcam instead of Snap Camera.
Additionally, Microsoft has introduced the “Together Mode”. For informal meetings, hosts can use the “Together Mode” to transport participants to a cafeteria, auditorium mode. This mode can be selected from the drop-down menu during a meeting. The host can click on the small pencil and then choose any visible scene in the left corner.