Skype Gains Custom Backgrounds, Grid View, and More to Rival Zoom


Skype Gains Custom Backgrounds

Skype Gains Custom Backgrounds, which is one of the competitors of Zoom. Zoom Communication, in fact, was found by Chinese-American billionaire, Eric Yuan. Headquarter of Zoom is in San Jose, California. Eric Yuan belongs to China but holds American citizenship. Currently, Google is imposing a ban on Zoom cloud meeting platform for employees. This is done only for security concerns. The safety issues arose during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time period, it became one of the most popular services for free video chatting.

Skype Gains Custom Backgrounds on Video Calls

With the launch of new apps the old apps always get subside. Similarly, it happened with Skype. Skype has all the good features of video conferencing. It also helps one to choose a custom image as the video chat background. Finally, Microsoft has become successful in adding custom backgrounds to video chats. Previously, there was the only facility of blurring the background. But, now the new revised version supports one to add their desired background to video chats.

Steps to Customize the Background in All Skype Video Calls

First, download the latest version ( of Skype on the desktop of Windows PC or Mac. Then Install it on the desktop. Always remember to download the version from Skype’s official website. However, currently, this version is not available on Windows 10.

Then follow these steps to use a custom background in Skype video calls

  • One has to open the application, sign in, and click the profile picture.
  • Then, click on the Settings button, after this, click on the Audio & Video button.
  • Upload a new image to customize the background effect.
  • Then, click on “Add image” and search the desired image on the computer to use.

In this way, one can make a video call or a business meeting more interesting with a custom background.

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