Microsoft Released A New Background Blur Feature On Skype

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Released in 2003, Microsoft’s video calling and chatting application “Skype” is one of the most used video calling apps in the world today with 4.9 million daily active users. And the reason behind its success is its excellent features, in which Microsoft has made timely and amazing changes from time to time, due to which users prefer Skype much more than other apps. Keeping the order of these changes, Microsoft has made another new and important change in Skype, and that’s the background blur feature. With this new feature, you will be able to easily blur your background on Skype while calling a video. So let’s know first what actually this feature and how can we use this Background blur feature on Skype.

New Background Blur Feature On Skype

Before launching Background blur feature on Skype, Microsoft already released and tasted this feature on their another platform Microsoft Team in September 2018 and after getting positive reviews from there they made decision Background blur feature on Skype. The new Skype Background blur feature works on AI (Artificial Intelligence) system. The Artificial Intelligence helps Skype to detect the human face, and body and blur other objects, even this feature can detect your Long hair too. After announcing about this nSkypeype feature many people asked Microsoft that, how this Background blur feature on Skype helped us in video calling? and How this feature can be useful? So to answer them Microsoft publish a public post where they mentioned that,

“We’ve all had those moments: You’re about to video call your parents and your laundry is all over the place, or you’re about to have a meeting with a potential investor and your business plan is on a whiteboard behind you, or you’re being interviewed on live television and your adorable child comes marching into the room. There are plenty of life’s moments that can get in the way of you being the focus in every video call—and that’s why we’re introducing background blur in Skype video calls.”

How To Enable Background Blur Feature On Skype

So those who like this feature and want to use this Background Blur Feature On Skype during video call can easily enable this by following these simple steps.

Step 1 – Open your Skype application and move your cursor at the bottom of your device screen.

Step 2 – At the bottom of your device screen you will find the “Video Camera Icon”, so click on it. It will open the settings.

Step 3 – In the video settings options, you will see the option, “Blur my background”, so enable the toggle of this option by clicking on the toggle.

And then this feature will blur your background on video call by only focusing on you. So that’s how you can enable Background Blur Feature On Skype.

How To Get Background Blur Feature On Skype

So there is no any special trick you have to do to get Background Blur Feature On Skype, what you only have to do is Update your Skype application. This feature is now available on most desktops and laptops running the latest version of Skype. But remember this feature is not available on Skype Classic now but maybe we will get it very soon there. With that Microsoft also mentioned that,

“We do our best to make sure that your background is always blurred, but we cannot guarantee that your background will always be blurred”

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So that’s how you can get and enable Background blur feature on Skype, so now today’s conversation is going to end here, hopefully, now you know everything about Background blur feature on Skype so use it and then share your experience in the comments section about this new feature of Skype.


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