This feature allows us to change the background of any image from the gallery or just blur the background on Skype during a video call. This feature is extremely useful if you want to hide your background from your colleagues. Rather than showing your colleagues or friends your current location, you can choose to blur the background or choose any image you want to appear behind you while you video chat.

In this article, we explain in detail how to change or blur your background on Skype during a call as well as set a background for all Skype video calls before making a call.

How to Use Virtual Background in Skype

Older versions of Skype do not allow us to customize the background during a Skype call. However, some older versions allow you to blur the background during the call. Before proceeding, ensure that the latest version of the Skype application is installed on your Windows system.

  • Launch Skype and make a video call to anyone in your contact.
  • During the Skype call, hover over a video icon.
  • Click on the Choose a background effect option.
  • To blur the video call background, select the Blur option.

Skype will automatically blur the background.

To customize the video call background, select the Add image option and choose any image from your local hard drive.

Skype automatically changes the background to an image during the call.

How to Blur the Background in Skype

  1. Launch Skype on your Windows PC
  2. Click on your profile picture.
  3. Go to settings
  4. Open the Audio and Video option.
  5. Go to Choose a background effect
  6. Under that, select an image that you want to appear in the background during the call.

It is important to note that it is possible to customize the video call background only in the web version of Skype.

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