Microsoft Planner starts rolling out custom background images for plans

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Microsoft Planner users can now try out a new Smart Backgrounds feature that brings the ability to personalize Planner boards. The company has announced that the feature is currently rolling out to all users in the Planner web experience, allowing users to add custom background images to their plans.

“Smart backgrounds is powered by the same Designer feature that suggests creatively designed templates in PowerPoint. Designer works in the background, trying to match the title of your plan with relevant and unique high-quality background images, like a coffee scene for your Coffee Store plan, a business backdrop for your Online Marketing plan, or a city skyline for your Town Hall Meeting plan,” the company explained.

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To try smart backgrounds, you’ll need to click the ellipsis (…) menu and head to “Plan settings.” In Planner settings, select the General tab and choose one of the backgrounds available in the recommendation list. Currently, users can not upload their own images, but we hope that the company will add this capability soon.

Furthermore, the company has also introduced a new Settings UI for Microsoft Planner. The revamped Settings menu is now divided into three different groups, including General, Group, and Notifications. The change makes it easier for users will now be able to find relevant settings. Have you spotted this feature on your PCs? Sound off in the comments down below.