Now It Can Blur The Background Behind You

Blurred backgrounds on Skype

Microsoft has introduced a new background blur feature for Skype users.

A few months after adding background blurring to its Teams tool, Microsoft has brought the same option to Skype on the desktop.

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Skype said that the feature - which is similar to the blurring added to Microsoft Teams a year ago - uses artificial intelligence to keep the focus on the caller.

Microsoft says that background blurring can be enabled with just a right-click on the video stream, or alternatively with a simple toggle. It constantly analyzes the surrounding and the movements of the person in the calling screen to keep the background blur. This new feature on Skype is rolled out on the latest version for desktops as well as laptops. This feature allows remote workers and employees who work from home to keep their background and location more private during a conference call, subtly blurring the space behind them. The feature does not interfere with the usual process associated with making Skype video calls. It's been available in Microsoft Teams software since previous year.

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The feature was first introduced in the company's Teams collaboration app, and it's finally made its way to Skype. Currently, the new feature is limited for the latest version on PC and Laptop.

All the important features required to make quality video calls without distraction have now been placed right in front and center. "This technology is also trained to detect your hair, hands, and arms, making a call with background blur just as relaxed and easy as a regular video call". So if there's anything behind you that you absolutely don't want people to see on your call, you'll want to get it out of the way to be sure.

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