Require a watermark for sensitive Teams meetings
You can enable a watermark to be displayed in Teams meetings both for content shared on screen and for attendee video. The watermark displays the email address of the meeting participant. Meeting participants can't turn the watermark off.
Watermarks are supported on Teams desktop and mobile. People joining meetings from unsupported platforms will have an audio-only experience.
The following participants have an audio-only experience when a watermark is in use:
- Participants using the Teams web client
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) participants
- Anonymous participants
- Overflow participants
- Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows and Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub
- Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android
- Older Teams clients
- Direct Guest Join on Microsoft Teams Rooms devices
- Cloud Video Interop (CVI). Check with your CVI partner for watermark support information.
Meeting settings in sensitivity labels, custom meeting templates, and watermarks require Teams Premium.
Meeting watermarks are enabled in the Teams admin center. They can then be added by the meeting organizer or enforced by a template or sensitivity label.
The following table shows where watermarks are configured:
|Setting||Admin policy||Sensitivity label||Template||Meeting organizer|
|Apply a watermark to shared content||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Apply a watermark to everyone's video feed||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
When a watermark is being used in a meeting, the following features are turned off:
Meeting recording, including automatic recording
Content from camera
Watermarks for sensitive and highly sensitive meetings
Watermarks can be useful for protecting confidential information shared in meetings. This is most useful when sharing information with people who do not normally have access to the information. For example, a member of the finance organization might use watermarks when sharing quarterly estimates with managers from different divisions.
Since watermarks are designed to reduce the chances that confidential information will be exfiltrated, using them in meetings where all the participants have direct access to the content being shared, may not add to security.
For information about using watermarks with other meeting features to help protect confidential information in meetings, see Configure Teams meetings with protection for highly sensitive data.
For watermarks to be available in templates and sensitivity labels, and to the meeting organizer, they must be enabled in the Teams admin center.
To enable watermarking for meetings
In the Teams admin center, expand Meetings and select Meeting policies.
Select the policy you want to update.
To enable watermark on attendee video, set Watermark videos to On.
To enable watermark on content shared on screen in a meeting, set Watermark shared content to On.
To see how the watermark will look on desktop and mobile devices, select Preview.
You can also enable or disable watermarks by using PowerShell. Use the Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet with the
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowWatermarkForCameraVideo $True Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowWatermarkForScreenSharing $True