Most video-conferencing apps help to standardize the environment of video calls by offering a ‘Background Blur’ option. It obscures the background, letting others focus just on the topic of discussion and not the space around them. This has 2 benefits. One, it improves remote collaboration besides adding a sense of privacy to what’s around you. Second, it gives you complete control of your video conferencing experience. Microsoft’s global communication tool Skype too, supports this capability. Let’s see how to enable background blur for Skype on iOS devices.
Customize or enable background blur for Skype on iOS devices
Video background blurring capability has become one of the most popular augmented reality video conferencing features. Microsoft’s Skype is no new in the world of videoconferencing. It continues to remain the biggest & oldest name in video calling. It was only obvious to expect the feature in the tech giant’s Skype service. Here’s how to get started!
- Launch the Skype app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Start a video call.
- Tap the More menu while you’re on the call.
- If you find the option Enable background blur.
- Toggle the switch to the On position.
To enable background blur on Skype for iOS, you need to download the latest version of Skype for iPhone or iPad and enable it within the video call options.
How do I enable virtual background on Skype?
Launch the Microsoft Skype application.
Choose the video call option to start a video call.
During the call, tap the More menu (seen as 3 horizontal dots).
Check, if the Enable background blur option is visible to you.
If yes, toggle the switch to the ‘On’ position.
Your video background will be blurred instantly. This Skype feature is identical to what already exists in Microsoft’s Teams app.
If you want to do the same on Mac. Make sure its processor supports Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2).