I am using the official Microsoft teams application. However, it does not support screen sharing or blurring the background on video calls. The organization I work with uses MS teams for our meetings and I DO need share screen feature to deliver my presentations. Is there any stable unofficial application for Ubuntu that supports this? It would be ideal if it supports (blur background) as well.


For screen sharing you’ll probably need to use Teams via the web interface, which is what I do and it uses considerably fewer resources than the official “app”. Be sure to use either Edge or Chromium for this. As for the blurry background, you can accomplish this to a degree with FakeCam from the Snap Store. This will appear as another camera device, which you can select from your video chat tool of choice. It’s not limited to any in particular.

  • Thank you for your answer. Can you log in with your organization account using the web interface? Will you have privileges like admit people to a meeting who are in the queue? Also, I installed this fakecam app but unable to understand the instructions after installation to get it running. Could you please help me with that as well. I am using Ubuntu 20.04. What are the commands I should execute after sudo snap install? – Muzzamil Dec 9 '20 at 15:19
  • Yes, I use my organisation's credentials to sign in and everything works as it should. The web app version of Teams has proven itself to be far more reliable and consistent on Linux over the last 8 months or so than the native app. It can still crash if you end your post on an emoji and backspace right before hitting send, though. As for FakeCam, you should be able to find it in your applications list. From there you can configure your preferences. In Teams (either the native or web app), you set your camera to the FakeCam device and it "just works". – user1091774 Dec 9 '20 at 15:26
  • FakeCam didn't work for me, at this moment, I could not find the way Teams to use virtual devices, I searched on the Web, but people say it is disbled. I just found this, still not tested: gitlab.com/parrot_parrot/ms-teams-replace-background – xCovelus Apr 8 at 9:38

I just found this: https://gitlab.com/parrot_parrot/ms-teams-replace-background

I tested it, but I am having problems installing one of its requirements, tensorflow_gpu==1.15.3 ... I have a Python version superior to the one specified here, maybe that has something do to with it.

Still, think of this as a starting point for other's experiments, I will update this comment if I fix and make it work

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