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How to Add Custom Virtual Backgrounds To Skype Video Calls

Add Custom Virtual Backgrounds
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to add Custom Virtual Backgrounds? Skype has launched support for custom backgrounds in video calls. It follows the current popularity of an equivalent feature in Zoom.

The choice to use custom backgrounds is part of the model 8.59.0.77 update for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web. However, it started rolling out on 16 April. As Skype’s launched notes explain the feature:

“Do you want to view like you’re calling from the club, or from space? Now you can, with custom backgrounds for your video calls.”

After receiving the update, simply follow the steps to use a custom background during a call. The 2nd set of steps in this guide describes how to use a custom background for all your calls.

How to Add a Custom Background to Your Skype Call

Step 1:

Head over to Skype and start a call.

Step 2:

Once you’re connected, tap the More menu (the three dots) or hover the cursor over the video button.

Step 3:

Tap Choose the background effect.

Step 4:

Add a new picture to customize the effect of your background effect. Also, choose one you’ve earlier added. You can then Blur the real background of the room you’re in.

How to Set Up a Custom Background for All Your Skype Calls

Step 1:

Head over to Skype and tap your profile picture.

Step 2:

Tap the Settings button (the cog icon), then tap the Audio & Video button (the mic icon).

Step 3:

Also, add a new picture to customize your background effect. Also, choose one you’ve earlier added. Also, you can Blur the real background of the room you’re in.

However, in custom backgrounds, this newest Skype update makes it simpler directly to share files from your Mac to your Skype contacts. Also, it offers instant access to call controls in the chat window. You can also learn more about the update on the Skype website.

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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