How to add Snapchat video filters to Microsoft Teams

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Snapchat video filters offer a fun and creative way to present yourself using your webcam to put lenses on your face. You can integrate these filters with Microsoft Teams in your next meeting. Here’s how you do it.

How to enable Snapchat video filters in Microsoft Teams

To enable Snapchat video filters in Microsoft Teams, start by downloading the Snap Camera app for Windows or Mac. Accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy inquiries before completing the captcha and selecting either the PC (Windows) or Mac option.

Run the installation file and follow the instructions in the Snap Camera Setup Wizard to install Snap Camera on your computer.

snap camera setup guide

Once Snap Camera is installed and launched, if you are a first-time user, download the Microsoft Teams app.

From there, launch the Microsoft Teams app and create a profile. Click the profile icon at the top right of the application, click “Manage Accounts” and go to “Devices”.

Click Manage Account in the profile menu

Scroll briefly down to the Camera section and select “Snap Camera”. From there, a preview pane appears with your face overlaid by the lens selected in the standard Snap Camera app.

Tip: If Microsoft Teams does not display “Snap Camera” as an option in the Camera drop-down menu, close and restart the Microsoft Teams app. This should make Microsoft Teams recognize the Snap camera running in the background.

To disable the Snapchat video filter in Microsoft Teams, return to the setting explained above. Switch the camera back to your standard camera, which can be labeled “Integrated Camera” or “Web HD”.

click the integrated camera setting

A fun but niche feature for Microsoft Teams

Snapchat video filters on Microsoft Teams seem a bit inconsistent, pairing a whimsical, wild app in a professional environment. While the number and mix of lenses are fun enough, they can wear out quickly given the seriousness of the platform. Watch Snapchat video filters on Microsoft Teams for a quick joke or laugh with colleagues before returning to the serious stuff.

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