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Wow Snapchat Lenses in Microsoft Teams!!! How to disable those for my users?

Microsoft and Snapchat just announce that both will be integrated within Microsoft Teams client enabling users to utilize snapchat filters during Microsoft Teams meetings. You can find the official announcement here Oh, Snap! Let Your Silly Side Shine with Snapchat Lenses for Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Community Hub

Starting this week, a collection of 20+ of the most popular Snapchat Lenses are available to Teams customers globally*, giving you more ways to express yourself, build relationships and let your meetings shine

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Wonder to know how many admin will allow this into production, because as you can imagine this is enabled by default.

In this post I will show you how you can disable this feature, just in case you want it. I do not want to make this a controversial post, just let you decide if want to enable or not for your users.

Ok, now lets say you want to disallow Snapchat Lens for all users in one move. So let´s do it!

First, we need to go to our Microsoft Teams Admin Center


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Now, in our left hand-side let´s move to Teams apps > Manage apps

Then, let´s type snapchat at the search bar and it will display the snapchat lens

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You will be able to see it´s allowed by default. let´s select the app and now click Block options

It will prompt if you really want to block and so on, but let´s click block

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and you had blocked Snapchat for all users!

In case that you just want to block for a few users, you need to follow next steps.

Enter to Microsoft Teams Admin Center


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Go to Teams Apps > Permissons policies  and let´s create a new policy.

Type name and description of your policy

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Now let´s block only snapchat lenses, in order to do this let´s go to Third-party apps and select block specific apps and allow the others

It will allow now to choose which apps we want to block, just need to click the block apps button

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Then you just need to type Snapchat, and it will promt the option to Add to the block list. Click Add and then click Block


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You can save the new policy you have just created.

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Now it just matter to select the users you can to apply this permisson policy, you can do this directly from the App permission policies tab.

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Again, this post is just in case SOMEONE requires to block Snapchat filters to users. If you want to everyone use them during meeting calls, do nothing.

Hope this helps.

Just to let you know I already try those and this is the result. I do not see myself joining with a customer like that.




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