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How to Change Skype Background for Video Calls

Change the Skype video call background to iconic images for surreal experience.

Video call is the answer for online meetings, classrooms, presentations, interviews, and many more. Skype is a premier video calling app of Microsoft. It offers online audio and video calling in HD quality. Skype also has call recording, screen sharing, live subtitles, and instant messaging. You can also call someone offline on Skype. The video call will make you embarrassed in one thing, and that is the background. Skype offers a blur background effect to change your background in the video call and lets you speak in the video more freely.

How to Change Skype Background

You can change the background for Skype video calls in the settings. The background effect has blur, other default images as optional in the background.

(1). Start the PC/ Laptop and download the Skype app from the official website.

(2). Launch the Skype app and sign in with your account credentials.

(3). Select your Profile and click the More option (three horizontal dots).

(4). Choose Settings in the More menu.

Select Settings - Change Skype Background

(5). Scroll down and select Audio & Video in the Settings.

Select Audio & Video

(6). Move to Choose Background Effect and click Blur to blur the background in the call.

(7). Select the background images or images in the local storage to change the background in Skype.

How to Change Skype Background During Video Call

The background can be changed while attending a video call. Skype offers the change background effect option in the video call screen. You can change it on the smartphone as well as PC/ Laptop.

On Smartphone

(1). Power on the Smartphone and launch the Skype app.

(2). Initiate a Video call with your Contact.

(3). Select the More option (three horizontal dots) at the bottom.

Select More option

(4). Click Enable background blur toggle button to blur the background screen.

Click Enable background blur - change Skype background

On PC/ Laptop

(1). Open the Skype app on the PC/ Laptop and log in to your account.

(2). Make Video call with friends, family, or colleagues.

(3). Click the Up Arrow button next to the Video Camera icon at the bottom.

(4). Select Choose background effect option.

Select Choose Background effect

(5). Choose Blur or Other background images available.

Click Blur to change background in Skype

The changing of background in the video call can be done easily with the above steps. You can select a perfect background image on the internet and download the image to add as background. At the same time, you can change your Skype Username only by providing new mail address.

Related: Guide to enable Dark Mode in Skype.

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