Skype virtual background | Tutorial

Skype virtual background

Skype virtual background

Although Skype has lost more and more popularity in the last few years, it is still a flawless solution for video calls or Internet telephony. Therefore, anyone who wants to rely on it for business is well served with Skype. However, you don’t always want to show your entire room during video calls. Therefore, we explain how to change the Skype virtual background and also use your own pictures or videos.

Skype background blurred, as a picture or video:

Skype offers a virtual background, so you can edit your background even without green screen or video editing experience. For example, you can completely blur the background in Skype so that the area is out of focus. Details in the background of your room can be hidden this way without having to resort to other images. Especially in business, this is probably the best option for Skype.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Click on the three dots in the upper left corner and select “Settings”
  • Switch to the tab “Audio and Video”
  • Below the webcam you can set several options. “Blur” will blur your background. All other options display images
  • Click on the three dots to be able to select more images
  • Under “My backgrounds” you can also upload your own images
  • By the way, this also works with videos. When searching on your computer you have to change the file type from “Image files” to “All files”
  • Videos run in continuous loop
  • Done!

Actually, the procedure is quite simple once you know the function. With videos, you should be aware that they might jerk a bit depending on the quality and the performance of your computer. In many cases, however, a video is not even necessary and therefore probably more for the fun factor. In any case, we wish you much success with your future video meetings in Skype!

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