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How to Customize Background for Skype Video Call

Jane Zhou Updated on Jan 21, 2022| min read

If you need to attend a Skype video call in a messy office or at home, you may want to change your background. But how to customize and blur your background during Skype calls? If you are still searching on the internet, stop it, as you will find solutions on this page.

Here we will discuss how to change your background during a Skype video call. In addition, some related information about customizing Skype background will also be included. 

How to Change Background for Business During a Skype Video Call

The following tutorial will guide you to change the background during a Skype call:

Step 1. Open Skype on the web, or launch the Skype app on your computer.

Step 2. After joining the video call, you can click the arrow next to the video button. Or click the More button (the three dots).

Blur Skype background

Step 3. Next, click "Choose background effect". Here you have two options.

  • Click "Blur" to blur the room you are currently in. It won't blur your face
  • Or click "Add Image" to select an image file, and your background will automatically update for the call

Step 4 (optional): You can click the small white X in the top right corner to delete the image you uploaded.

It's recommended to use the image in landscape orientation.

How to Customize Your Background in All Skype Video Calls

For those who usually need to have Skype video chats at work, it's better to set a default background effect for all of your Skype calls. So, in the following, we will walk you through the steps to blur your background for all Skype video calls:

Step 1. Launch the Skype app, and click the triple dots to choose "Settings".

Open Settings in Skype

Step 2. Select the "Audio & Video" button in the drop-down menu, and then you can click "Blur" to blur all calls.

Or you can click "Add Image" to customize your background. 

Customize background in Skype calls

How to Record Skype Video Calls with on Windows/Mac

While joining some Skype video calls, you may want to record them for later checking, especially in some critical meetings. At that time, you need an easy yet professional screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts.

This excellent screen recording software lets you capture anything on your screen in three simple steps. With its help, you can record almost all conference calls, including Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. Besides, it offers the schedule recording feature, which allows you to set a specific time to start or stop your recording.

Moreover, you also can use it to record YouTube video, Netflix shows, or other videos from the Internet. To conclude, it is a great helper for your work and life. 

Check the tutorial to record from Skype:

Step 1. Start your Skype and EaseUS RecExperts. Firstly, you need to select a suitable recording area. Click on the "Full Screen" button to capture the whole screen, or click on the "Region" button to record a specific part of your screen.

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Step 2. Click on the bottom-left button to customize the sound source. This software offers you multiple options, and it supports recording system audio, microphone audio, or both of them. Then, tap on the "REC" button to start recording.

Record Skype call

Step 3. During recording the Skype call, a little toolbar will appear on your screen. The two buttons on the toolbar enable you to pause the recording or stop the recording and save the recorded video to your computer.

Record a Skype call on Windows 10

Step 4. After saving the captured video clips to your PC, a media player will pop up, and it would help you preview the recordings. A set of built-in tools enables you to trim video/audio files, extract audio from video, and add opening title & ending credits.

edit your recording

FAQs About Virtual Background in Skype Call

1. Does Skype have a virtual background?

Yes, Skype has a virtual background function like Zoom. It allows you to blur the background or customize your background with your local images. If you choose to customize background with an image, you'd better choose a picture in landscape orientation.

2. Why can't I change my Skype background?

If you can't change Skype background, you can try the following methods:

  • Restart your computer
  • Check the version of Skype on your computer
  • Log out and then log in

3. Does Skype have a beauty filter?

Yes. Now Skype is taking some inspiration from Snapchat and making its video message with beauty filters. And you only can use this function in Skype on Android, iPhone, and iPad.

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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