You can blur or replace your video background with a virtual background for calls and meetings on StarLeaf for desktop.

In this topic:

Blur your background

You can blur your video background from either the Account tab, or while in an ongoing call or meeting:

Account tab

To blur your background while not in a call or meeting:

  1. Go to the Account tab.

  2. Click Audio and video settings.
  3. Go to the Background tab.

  4. Select Blurred. Your background is now blurred:

If you want to keep this background for future calls and meetings, tick Always use this background. You can remove this background setting at any time by following the same steps as above and selecting Off.

Ongoing call

To blur your background while in an ongoing call or meeting:

  1. Hover your cursor over the call window to reveal the top toolbar.

  2. Select AV settings (this may be under the More menu).
  3. Go to the Background tab.

  4. Select Blurred. Your background is now blurred:

If you want to keep this background for future calls and meetings, tick Always use this background. You can remove this background setting at any time by following the same steps as above and selecting Off.

Replace your background

You can replace your video background with a virtual background, from the Account tab or while in an ongoing call or meeting:

Selected backgrounds must be a JPG or JPEG image, with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Account tab

To replace your background with a custom image while not in a call or meeting:

  1. Go to the Account tab.

  2. Click Audio and video settings.

  3. Go to the Background tab, then click Add image:

  4. Choose a JPG or JPEG image from your device, by double clicking it.

    Your custom background appears:

    Selected backgrounds will appear to be flipped horizontally in the self-view only. Others will see your background as normal.

If you want to keep this background for future calls and meetings, tick Always use this background. You can remove this background setting at any time by following the same steps as above and selecting Off.

Ongoing call

To replace your background with a custom image while in an ongoing call or meeting:

  1. Hover your cursor over the call window to reveal the top toolbar.

  2. Select AV settings (this control may be under the More menu).
  3. Go to the Background tab, then click Add image:

  4. Choose a JPG or JPEG image from your device, by double clicking it.

    You custom background appears:

    Selected backgrounds will appear to be flipped horizontally in the self-view only. Others will see your background as normal.

If you want to keep this background for future calls and meetings, tick Always use this background. You can remove this background setting at any time by following the same steps as above and selecting Off.

Background image and system requirements

Image requirements

Custom backgrounds must be images that are:

  • In a JPG or JPEG format
  • At least 1920 x 1080 pixels in size

Windows

Devices must be running Windows 8 or later.

Blurred and custom backgrounds are currently not supported on 32-bit PCs.

Blurred and custom backgrounds are available for devices with the following processors:

  • CPU: Intel 6th generation or later.
  • AMD CPUs are not supported.

  • GPU: HD Graphics or better.
  • NVidia and AMD GPUs are not supported.

macOS

Devices must be running macOS 10.14 or later.