Skype has a customizable background for video calls
Skype has a customizable background for video calls

Skype has a customizable background for video calls. Recently, Skype software has acquired new functionality. It allows you to set any picture as a background for a video call.

Software developers decided to add this feature so that users can somehow diversify their everyday life during the quarantine. In addition, this is a great way to hide the creative clutter of the house and disguise its surroundings during a video call.

It is worth saying that you can use any image or photo to create a custom background. Today, many companies offer various themed backgrounds for video calls, among which you can find the famous rock from the “Lion King” from Disney and the iron throne from “Game of Thrones” from HBO.

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custom-background-in-a-skype-video-call Skype News

New functionality is already available for Skype users on Windows, macOS, Linux platforms. A custom background is available on the desktop version of Skype for Windows, which is distributed through the official Skype website. However, custom backgrounds have not yet been added to Skype for Windows 10, which is distributed through the Microsoft Store.

To set a custom background or blur it during a video call, you need to click on the “Video” button or open the “Advanced” menu Skype has a customizable background for video calls. Then press the button “Select background effect”. Users can make background settings for all video calls through the settings in the profile.

This update began to be distributed on April 16th. However, this is being done gradually, and most users will receive an update this week.

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