Skype Now Supports Custom Background Images

Starting in version 8.59.0.77 of Skype, you can set a custom image as your Skype background. It is a nice addition to the changes we have already seen in the same version earlier released to Insiders.

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Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web 8.59.0.77 had started rolling out April 16, 2020, and is now gradually released to all Skype users.

What's new in this version

  • This could be anywhere: Want to look like you're calling from the beach, or from space? Now you can, with custom backgrounds for your video calls.
    Note: Background improvements are not available for Skype for Windows 10 (Version 14).
  • Share all the things, Part 2: Now you can share files directly from your Mac to your Skype contacts, as well.
  • Faster on the draw: You now have quicker access to call controls in the chat menu.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've chased a few bugs out of the attic and done some spring cleaning.

To set a custom background for a call session.

  1. Click your profile picture.
  2. Click  Settings ,then click Audio & Video.
  3. Under Choose background effect, you can choose an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.

Also, you can set a custom image as your Skype background during a call, as follows.

  1. During a call, hover over the video  button or click the More menu.
  2. Click Choose background effect.
  3. Choose an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.

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1 thought on “Skype Now Supports Custom Background Images

  1. Alexis

    This feature is long overdue, it’s nice they finally rolled it out

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