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2 Ways to Flip Your Image or Background in Microsoft Teams

If you are a Microsoft Teams user, then you must have experienced a very strange problem, while using an image as a background, that the image appears reversed. This might have made you scratch your head quite often. Worry not, today I’ll be sharing 2 ways to flip your image or background in Microsoft Teams. Let’s get started.

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Flip Yourself or Background Image in Microsoft Teams

Even though Microsoft doesn’t offer an option to reverse the image within the Teams app, which would have been a better solution for it. There’s a way to reverse yourself or the background image for your Microsoft Teams call.

Reverse the Background Image in Microsoft Teams

One easy and simple method to fix the reverse background image, in Microsoft Teams is, to flip the image before you set to upload it to teams. You can flip the image using any software, even you can do so using the default photos app of Windows PC. Here’s how to do it.

  • Locate the image on your PC, that you want to set as a background in Microsoft Teams
  • Open the image, and click on Edit and Create, then choose edit (or directly right click and select edit with Photos)
  • Press the Flip button, located on the right toolbar menu
  • Click on Save a Copy (or you can replace the original image, by clicking Save from the drop-down menu)

Now, launch Microsoft Teams on your computer, initiate or join a meeting. Go to background filters, and upload the image you just reversed. You can also apply the image as background after joining the meeting.

Note: If you want to show an image with some text written on it. Then do not flip the image, as the text will appear right to you, but it will appear flipped to the person on the other side.

Your View

Other Person’s View

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Flip Yourself in Microsoft Teams

if you want to flip yourself during your Microsoft Teams meeting, then you need to download a third-party webcam tool. One such tool is Cyberlink YouCam, you need to download and set up YouCam using the link below.

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Once you have set up YouCam, on your computer, then follow these steps to flip yourself in Microsoft Teams meeting.

  • Launch Microsoft Teams. Initiate or Join a Meeting.
  • Click on Settings Icon (Or Go to Device Settings, if already joined the meeting)
  • Scroll down the device settings toolbar, change the camera to CyberLink YouCam.
  • Now YouCam will launch automatically.
  • Click on the Settings Icon from CyberLink Toolbar.
  • Check the Flip Horizontally Box, under camera settings. Then click OK.

Note: Flipping yourself will not flip the background image. The background image will still appear flipped to you (in your preview window), but it will appear correctly to the person on the other side, on their screen.

Wrapping Up

So these are the 2 Ways you can flip yourself or even flip the background in Microsoft Teams. Do keep a note that, your preview windows is a mirrored image, as it will appear flipped to you, but the person(s) on the other end will be able to see it correctly on their screens, so don’t try to flip any image with text on your end. Because if you do, then the text will appear flipped to the other person(s) in the meeting.

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