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Skype desktop app gets background blurring in video calls OnMSFT.com

09 February 2019, 07:45 | Casey Mitchell

Skype can now blur your background, so no one can tell your life is a shambles

Skype background blur made possible with AI

Microsoft has not indicated when, or if, background blurring will come to the mobile version of Skype, but for now desktop users can activate the feature within Skype's settings, or from within individual video calls. This feature will enable you to blur the background while on video calls to protect you from embarrassing moments.

Skype's background blurring is essentially portrait mode for video calls, using artificial intelligence to separate you-your hair, arms, glasses, and the like-from whatever's cluttering up your background. You may also do that by using the video call button available inside the Skype services. However, the Microsoft-owned company has added a new feature that may appeal to some users. This will enable Skype video callers to blur out the messy background of their homes for business-related conference calls, or even non-official video calls.

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The feature was already present from the past year on Microsoft Teams Software. Worry not, as Skype has introduced a new feature that can save you from the embarrassment. And that's M$'s Big Skype is watching YOU cloud AI analysis on the way to the three letter agencies including those IRS agents knocking on your door to seize your gaming rig to pay back taxes.

What this means to you: Skype's background blurring doesn't totally obscure what's behind you the way a green-screen effect would, but it's effective at keeping the focus on what matters.

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Skype's background blur is similar to that of MIcrosoft Teams, the post said.

Skype for the desktop will be the first one to get this feature however this feature will also be launched for iOS and Android soon. But in case you want all the focus on yourself and not on the mess behind you, you now have that option.

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