The new custom backgrounds on Skype are available as a part of the app update for Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.
Skype is trying hard to compete with the Zoom video conferencing application is known for introducing a custom background. This has to be one of the reasons that make Zoom popular in the first place. New custom background on Skype is available as part of the renewal application for Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web, and comes in addition to a long Skype support to blur the background of your current video call.
Here’s what the description states on the company’s official support page. “This could be anywhere: Want to look like you’re calling from the beach, or from space? Now you can, with custom backgrounds for your video calls.”
So how do you customize the background for Skype video calls? It’s simple.
Step 1: While in a video call, head to the video button or click the three dots other menus.
Step 2: Click “Choose background effect.”
Step 3: From here you can blur the current background, choose an image you previously added, or add a new one to customize the background effect.
To customize your background for all video calls in Skype:
Step 1: Click on your profile picture.
Step 2: Click the gear-like Settings option.
Step 3: Click “Audio & Video” option.
Step 4: Choose the background effect.
Besides a custom background, you also get the ability to share files directly from your Mac to Skype contacts. You even get easy access to call controls in the chat menu.
Skype has been doing quite a bit in luring users to its platform ever since the Zoom privacy and security controversy. However, Zoom is still witnessing a continuous growth around the globe and has reached 300 million user base already.
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