Virtual Backgrounds (Green Sceens)
Allow user to create a virtual background for more professional video chats. Allow user to upload different images. Feature should be similar to the one found in Zoom.
Hi. Thank you all for your feedback! This feature is now available in Skype. You can Blur the room you’re in currently, choose one of the predefined images or an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.
More info here ( https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34896/how-do-i-customize-my-background-for-skype-video-calls )
Let us know how you like it!
Venkatraman Jayaraman commented
Just an image would be boring so skype can add virtual video as a background effect . This is like teams and zoom
I can't believe you don't have this already. Your team really dropped the ball.
Aastha Karn commented
Like the users can put image as well as video virtual background, so can the developers add this minor feature to make it more interactive...thank you!!
I still cannot find how to do this on skype :(
this would be really useful , currently using version 220.127.116.11
Mar Cristopher O. Martin commented
Blur and Change background
great idea! ZOOM and Apple already have virtual backgrounds for users with green screen backgrounds. I hope Skype can soon add this feature also.
how to change background
Crystal M commented
Add Virtual Background as option
Malcolm Preston commented
Zoom allows the option to add a virtual background picture or image - would be useful in Skype too
Virtual Backgrounds like Zoom AND Picture In Picture for showing things without leaving the screen!
CHRIS CELLA commented
ability to use Virtual Backgrounds like one can do on Zoom Meeting
David Ewing commented
Adding a Green Screen or Chroma Key feature would be real nice as I have to use OBS now to create my background & that's complicated. If SKYPE offered it, I wouldn't have to go to all the work of creating a virtual camera & then exporting that to SKYPE.
You may already have this in development, but I was looking at the camera picture that is presented to the person you are calling and I was wondering if it would be possible to change the background. What I mean is to be able to pick a background from a picture and have that behind your image.
One could have a background of Lake Louise, or the Rocky mountains in general; or may be a picture of a beach, anything from online or ones own pictures.
I sure would beat the boring picture of the furnace room door behind me now.
Is it possible to have selectable backgrounds for video calls?
Perhaps a stationary background with the image super-imposed on it would work...
Offer an option where I can select different backgrounds or upload a picture that becomes my background during a video call. If possible without even using a green screen. Even with the use of a green screen it would be handy to have meetings in a more professional setting.