Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux Now Offers Predefined Backgrounds, Grid View for Up to 12 Participants

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux Now Offers Predefined Backgrounds, Grid View for Up to 12 Participants

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux Now Offers Predefined Backgrounds, Grid View for Up to 12 Participants

Comments Off on Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux Now Offers Predefined Backgrounds, Grid View for Up to 12 Participants
Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux Now Offers Predefined Backgrounds, Grid View for Up to 12 Participants

Skype already provided the option to add a custom background in video calls to mimic Zoom

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Skype provides predefined backgrounds such as Office1 and OuterWorlds
  • The updated app also has a grid view option
  • Skype for iPhone has received the ability to blur the background

Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux has been updated with predefined backgrounds that you can choose for your next video call. The new update also brings a grid view to let you see up to 12 of your video call participants on a single screen. These changes from Microsoft are playing catch-up to Zoom, which already offers predefined backgrounds, and a grid view layout, which it calls Gallery View that supports up to 49 participants. The updated Skype app also includes various bug fixes and stability improvements.

The Skype version 8.62 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is out with six distinct, predefined backgrounds for video calls. These new backgrounds are namely Blur, Office1, OuterWorlds, Lab, Office2, and Room. The predefined backgrounds are available alongside the option to let you add any of your custom backgrounds. That change arrived through the Skype version 8.59 in April.

Skype users on Windows, Mac, or Linux machines can now select a predefined background

In addition to the predefined backgrounds, the updated Skype app has brought the grid view that displays up to 12 participants in a video call. The experience seems similar to the Gallery View available on Zoom.

The latest update also improves message sync and comes with some general improvements, as highlighted in the changelog.

You can download the latest Skype version on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine directly from the official site. Alternatively, you can get the update directly from your existing Skype app.

New features for mobile users
Alongside the updated experience for desktop users, Skype for Android and iOS has also been updated to version 8.62. The update brings the ability to see up to eight members of your video call directly on your smartphone or up to nine on your tablet. Further, iPhone users have received the ability to blur their camera background.

Skype for iPhone gets the background blur option

You can also expect some bug fixes and performance improvements. Moreover, you can update the Skype app on your Android device through Google Play or on your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store.

Rakesh Sashmal

Related Posts

Facebook Says Apple Privacy Changes Will Muck Up Online Ads

Comments Off on Facebook Says Apple Privacy Changes Will Muck Up Online Ads

Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers

Comments Off on Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers

Twitter Said to Have Expressed Interest in Buying TikTok’s US Operations

Comments Off on Twitter Said to Have Expressed Interest in Buying TikTok’s US Operations

Samsung Showcases New Monitors for Gamers, Professionals Ahead of CES 2019

Comments Off on Samsung Showcases New Monitors for Gamers, Professionals Ahead of CES 2019

What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software

Comments Off on What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides Apps Getting New Features to Improve Content Creation, Collaboration on Mobile

Comments Off on Google Docs, Sheets, Slides Apps Getting New Features to Improve Content Creation, Collaboration on Mobile

Snapchat’s Coronavirus-Led User Growth Slowed Down Sooner Than Expected

Comments Off on Snapchat’s Coronavirus-Led User Growth Slowed Down Sooner Than Expected

Google Play Removes 25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials From Users

Comments Off on Google Play Removes 25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials From Users

EaseUS – The Most Affordable Data Recovery Wizard

Comments Off on EaseUS – The Most Affordable Data Recovery Wizard

WhatsApp Multiple Device Feature Reportedly in Final Stage of Testing

Comments Off on WhatsApp Multiple Device Feature Reportedly in Final Stage of Testing

The importance of industry-relevant skills in software development

Comments Off on The importance of industry-relevant skills in software development

Microsoft Defender ATP Antivirus App for Android Now Available in Public Preview

Comments Off on Microsoft Defender ATP Antivirus App for Android Now Available in Public Preview

Create Account



Log In Your Account