Microsoft Now Allows Skype Users to Blur the Background on Video Calls

Skype background blur

Skype background blur made possible with AI

This feature will enable you to blur the background while on video calls to protect you from embarrassing moments.

The blur feature has put Artificial Intelligence (AI) to use, as this advanced technology has been trained to recognize the human form.

You can also go through Skype settings, or just right click, according to the post. It will then blur out the surroundings but leave the subject in focus. While Microsoft is making it available on the latest version of Skype for desktop and laptops, the feature is still somewhat experimental. It's called background blur, and it's here to save you from all kinds of potential video call embarrassments.

Right-click your camera feed at the top right corner of your screen, and click the "Blur my background" option in the pop-up menu.

The new feature lets you blur out your background details that you'd rather weren't on display to the other party on the line.

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It is very easy to start or activate this new blur feature in Skype. But that should not stop you from trying this new feature from Skype.

Microsoft is yet to confirm whether Skype users on smartphone or tablet will be able to make use of the feature. It has been trained to detect your hair, hands, and arms, which enables you to make a call with background blur in a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Making video calls on Skype on mobile will now be nearly as ideal as what is obtainable on either desktop or laptop.

It's similar to the blurring feature the company added to Microsoft Teams previous year and could be handy if, say, your kids wandered in the room while you were being interviewed over Skype. When you want controls, you can bring them back by simply tapping once again.

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