Technology

New Skype Feature Let’s You Blur Everything That’s Behind You

Phones, Tablets and Computers have really helped in communication. The traditional way of sending letters took too long and hence slowed things down. Now, with the touch of a button, the whole world can see whatever you want them to. It’s amazing how phones have made someone that’s 1000 miles away from me hear me without me needing to shout. Tablets have helped in revolutionizing the computer definition since it’s sort of a phone-laptop. Computers are what make it all happen. Platforms have been built to support all this new technology. For example, Skype is one of the most used video calling applications. Which brings us to today’s discussion.

Skype has a new feature that enables you to blur whatever appears behind you. Some of use have a messy office we’d like to blur away. However, the feature is only available on Mac and PC. In developing software, portability will always be a huge factor to consider. The application or software that runs on the most devices is the one that wins most of the time. I mean, why would I use a messaging app that only let’s me send texts only to Samsung users? That wouldn’t make nearly half as much as WhatsApp.

Guide on how to enable background blurring on Skype

It’s sad that the feature has not yet been rolled out on phones and tablets. But I’m sure the developers are working on the update. There’s really a lot to love about technology, isn’t it just beautiful how anything seems possible? How we know that eventually we’ll build flying cars and we’ll travel to the stars. It is. Follow the following steps:

  • Launch Skype on your computer.
  • Go to your contacts and call whomever you like.
  • Switch over to the window with your video.
  • You should see a ‘Blur my background’ option.

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