Since the pandemic, video chat has become the most popular way to work from home and catch up with friends.
And you may be familiar with Microsoft Teams customisable backgrounds, to disguise your messy room, or fake that you're on a beach somewhere.
Whether you're a background veteran or a first time user, you'll enjoy these 20 fun Teams backgrounds that are sure to get a laugh from your friends!
Inside Out Control Centre
Be in charge of your own emotions by being inside your Control Centre from the beloved Pixar movie, 'Inside Out'.
Fun fact: Joy's original name was intended to be Optimism.
Love Island Interview Chair
Is your guilty pleasure trashy reality shows? Hunker down in Love Island's classic interview chair and gossip away about your fellow Meet attendees!
Fun fact: Love Island contests earned approximately £200 a week to be on the show, which if you factor in the amount of hours they spend filming, is peanuts!
Are you a goody two shoes who does everything by the book? Have you ever wondered what its like to be a bad guy? Line up for a mugshot with this background but with none of the consequences.
Fun fact: Photographing criminals began in the 1840s. A few years after the invention of photography.
Metro Goldywyn Mayer Logo
Old Disney films will forever have a place in our hearts. Relive your childhood cartoons by being the roaring lion in the Metro Goldwyn Mayer logo!
Fun fact: There were 5 lions used for this intro from 1924 to 1957. Their names were Slats, Jackie, Tanner, Bob, Jackie 2, and Leo.
The Office Interview Background
We've all had a moment in the office where we want to have a rant. Feel like you're in the real comedy series 'The Office' with this Microsoft Teams background.
Fun fact: Jim and Pam's first kiss was John Krasinski's first on-screen kiss.
The Simpson's Couch
Nothing is more iconic than the couch from the Simpsons. Pretend you're part of the dysfunctional family by sitting on the couch itself!
Fun fact: All characters on The Simpson's have 4 fingers on each hand, except for one with five: God.
Game of Thrones
Whether you're a Game of Thrones fan or you think sitting on a throne made out of swords is the coolest thing, we've got you.
Fun fact: Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, adopted the dog (Zunni) that played her pet direwolf on the series. Sophie and Zunni are still best friends to this day!
US White House
US politics might be a mess. But with this Microsoft Team background you can feel what its like to be one of the most powerful people in the world.
Fun fact: George Washington's teeth were not made out of wood. They were made of hippopotamus ivory, bone, animal and human teeth, lead, brass screws and gold wire.
Everything is Fine
So your world is spinning out of control but you still need to keep your cool. Use this background to hint to your friends that everything might not be fine.
Fun fact: This meme was originally a 6 panel comic made by artist KC Green.
Be the main character of the classic horror film, 'The Shining' with this background of the hotel hallway. Just remember to look behind you!
Fun fact: The 'Here's Johnny' scene went through 60 doors and 3 days of filming to get the scene perfect. It makes one appreciate the cinematic artistry so much more.
Futurama Talking Head
Although science has not progressed to preserve consciousness in our detached heads. We can pretend like we're in the year 3000 with this Futurama Head Jar!
Fun fact: The Nixon Library was originally against Nixon's portrayal as a villain in Futurama. They came around eventually after the show's success.
Was the moon landing real or was it a hoax? For all we know Neil Armstrong could have used this Microsoft Teams background to fool us all back in 1969...
Fun fact: Your smartphone is more powerful than the Apollo 11's computers.
Bring Godzilla back to life with this background! Only we hope this Godzilla won't destroy the whole world like the real one.
Fun fact: Godzilla was originally going to be an enormous, mutated octopus. Imagine the tentacles!
Reckon you would be a better pilot than Maverick himself? Sit in the cockpit of the classic Top Gun jet and fly your way through your next meeting.
Fun fact: The US Navy set out booths outside cinemas and used the film as a recruiting tool due to its popularity.
Central Perk from Friends
Ever wanted to try the coffee from Central Perk, the regular hangout spot of the Friend's cast? We have bad news and good news. Although you can't try the coffee in real life, you can feel the electric atmosphere of this groovy coffeeshop.
Fun fact: The series, Friend's wasn't the original title. Instead the show's working titles were: Insomnia Cafe, Friends like Us, and Six of Us.
The Great Barrier Reef from Nemo
If you're stressed out from work, try relaxing with the calming waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Don't forget the wise words from Dory herself:
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
Fun fact: The Nemo Art team was required to take courses in marine biology and enrol in scuba classes to get an accurate feeling of the ocean.
Living Room from Up
Join Carl on his journey to fulfil his wife's dream of visiting Paradise Falls. We hope you aren't afraid of heights or talking golden retrievers!
Fun fact: Pete Doctor, the director, took inspiration from his son's best friend, Russel Jang, for the energetic character of Russel.
Factory in Monsters, Inc.
Not a fan of children? Maybe you should work at Monsters, Inc. Practice your roar to your team mates to see whether you're a real scarer.
Fun fact: Boo's real name is Mary.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? YOU can with this background! Hangout with Patrick and flip some Krabby Patties like the real Spongebob would!
Fun fact: Spongebob is the longest running Nickelodean series with more than 200 episodes.
The American reality TV show, Hoarders, features peoples's houses flooded to the brim with decades of ... stuff. If you're a fan of the show, use this background to shock your Microsoft Teams attendees!
Fun fact: Many hoarders hoard animals. On certain episodes, the show has dealt with people who have hoarded dogs, cats, chickens, snakes, rabbits and horses.
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