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Microsoft Teams now lets you transform into a 3D avatar during meetings

Microsoft has built 3D avatars into its Teams meeting client
The new avatars inside Microsoft Teams. | Image: Microsoft

Microsoft is now allowing Teams users to create a 3D avatar to use in meetings instead of being on camera or even needing a webcam. Originally announced in 2021, Microsoft has been testing these 3D avatars over the past year and is now ready to allow Microsoft Teams users to try them out in public preview today.

“Avatars for Microsoft Teams offers an alternative to the current binary option of video or no video,” says Avery Salumbides, a product marketing manager at Microsoft, in a blog post today. “Avatars for Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively.”

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The avatars are fully customizable.

These new avatars in Microsoft Teams will animate…

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