Skype introduces AI Background Blur feature for video calls

“The AI Background Blur feature will enable users to hide out the unsuitable background for important video calls, and it will keep the users in focus during the entire call.”

Microsoft has introduced Background Blur for Skype users. The new feature is available to all users who are using Skype’s latest version on their desktops as well as laptops. The feature will enable Skype video callers to blur out the improper background during important conference calls or even non-official video calls.

The similar AI Background Blur feature was introduced last year for Microsoft Teams’ users. While explaining how the technology works, the software giant mentioned on its blog that “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, making a call with background blur just as relaxed and easy as a regular video call.”


Skype users can easily find the option of Background Blur by hovering at the bottom of the screen to search the video button while on a call. After right-clicking on the button, users can find the ‘blur my background’ toggle and turn it on to put the background out of focus.

However, Microsoft has also cautioned about this feature on its blog that “We do our best to make sure that your background is always blurred, but we cannot guarantee that your background will always be blurred.”

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