Zoom communications has a feature that I thought It would be a good idea to add it on skype too. It's a feature called virtual room where you can select an image from your computer and it will replace your background in the camera with this image. But please if you add this technology, try to make this feature to work without any green screen or any other color for transparency
Hi everone and thank you for the feedback. You asked, we delivered!
In the latest Skype retail version 8.59 you can customize your background during a video call.
Here more info how to do it: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34896/how-do-i-customize-my-background-for-skype-video-calls
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you :)
Izzy Andre commented
Background changes don't work on Win7. Installed the newest Skype version 8.60 but the background feature is not present under Audio/ Video settings....
Same on my iPad (newest iOS) Skype 8.59. No Audio/ Video option at all...
Does anyone know why..??
This should be available on the Skype for Windows 10 app.
"Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) supports blur background only."
Paul B commented
It's already here in the insider test version on Windows 10.
Please make Custom Background for Skype for Windows 10 as well.
This feature would help users maintain a little privacy as far as sharing their environment goes.
backgrounds, add the ability to drop in backgrounds like ZOOM would be a great enhancement. I have switched to ZOOM because of this feature.
Laura Serban commented
A virtual background when having video calls would make the call more private, more discreet.
how do i blur the background on a skype video call?
Please add the blur background feature for mobile devices as well as laptop and desktop PC's
C R commented
Can skype provide full blur (where the background image can not be guessed?) Current blur background option within skype video still leaves the viewer with a g idea where the person is calling from (so there is not advantage about using blur to remove location during business calls). So, the idea is to give the option to completely substitute the background with white background (or with paid custom background options).
timothy lee aymar commented
Wasn't this a feature before???
Hm, I feel like this is a good idea because people can then put something they like themselves instead of black and white and that is all. It is just to plain, I very do agree.
Phoenix Reid commented
Allow users to set an image from their computer as the Skype background
there should be a feature to change your background color to any color
I would like the option of selecting different backgrounds/images for each chat window. As many times i end up chatting in the wrong window as they all look the same ie white background.