Microsoft is introducing background blur in Skype video calls, a feature that will allow you blur out your background in a call, helping erase the clutter in your office or home.
Background blur in Skype is similar to background blur in Microsoft Teams. With a toggle, right-click, or even through your Skype settings, your background will be instantly and subtly blurred, leaving just you as the only focal point.
Background blur in Skype and Teams uses artificial intelligence (AI)—trained in human form detection—to keep you in focus during your call. This technology is also trained to detect your hair, hands, and arms.
Background blur is available on most desktops and laptops with the latest version of Skype.