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    How do I customize my background for Skype video calls?

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    When the focus belongs on you and not your room, you can blur or customize your background during a video call in Skype. The option to choose a background effect or blur your background is not available in Skype for Android.
     

    How do I blur or customize my background during a video call in Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux?

    1. During a call, hover over the video button video button or click the more menu More menu.
    2. Click Choose background effect.
    3. You can Blur the room you're in currently, choose an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.

    Note: It's recommended to use images in landscape orientation and the custom image needs to be saved locally on your desktop.

     

    How do I blur or customize my background for all video calls in Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux?

    1. Click your profile picture.
    2. Click Settings button Settings then click Audio and video button Audio & Video.
    3. Under Choose background effect, you can Blur the room you're in currently, choose an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.

    Note: It's recommended to use images in landscape orientation and the custom image needs to be saved locally on your desktop. 

     

    How do I blur my background during a video call in Skype for iPhone and iPad?

    1. During a call, tap the more menu More menu.
    2. Switch Blur my background on. 

     

    Why don't I see the option to blur or customize my video background in Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux?

    To blur your background in Skype, your computer processor needs to support Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2). For more information, check with your computer manufacturer.