You may have seen a viral Tweet (and memes) about someone’s boss turned herself into a potato in Microsoft Teams during a meeting, but got stuck and don’t know how to turn the settings off. It’s actually pretty easy to do that in Microsoft Teams (and other collaboration platforms like Zoom). Here’s how.
my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk
— Rachele with 1 L & 2 E’s but pronounced Rachel (@PettyClegg) March 30, 2020
While it’s recommended to turn yourself into a potato during a professional meeting, you may want to do it for fun during a family and friends meeting.
How to Turn Yourself into a Potato in Microsoft Teams
First, you need a filter camera which in this case is Snap Camera. Yes, you can use Snap Camera to turn yourself into a potato in Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other collaborative platforms.
Install the Snap Camera until it finishes. Now launch the app.
By default, you will see that Matzo Ball filter is chosen. You can switch to Potato to turn yourself into a potato using the filter.
Now, you literally have become a potato.
Let’s open the Microsoft Teams app.
Click your profile picture at the top, next to the close button.
At the bottom, click Settings.
Open Devices tab.
On Camera section, switch to Snap Camera.
Now you’ve turned yourself into a potato in Microsoft Teams. You can start a video conference and see yourself as a potato.
To turn off, simply switch off to the default camera in Microsoft Teams Settings > Devices > Camera.
Keep in mind that you can keep turning on the Snap Camera filter even if the window is closed. Make sure you exit the program if you want to stop using the filter, or simply switch off manually in the Microsoft Teams app.