Virtual backgrounds 🖼
March 12, 2021
We’ve just introduced virtual backgrounds 🖼 into Remeet. This allows you to blur your background or display a picture as a background during a meet.
You can use it to reduce distraction during a call or just to make your meets more fun.
You can enable virtual background in “Video conferencing settings” before or during the call. The option is located under “Camera ➡️ Advanced”.
When you enable a virtual background, first, Remeet blurs your surroundings. Secondly, you can upload an image to use as a background.
Please note, when you upload a background image, we store it locally in your browser. In case you connect from a different browser, or if you turn off virtual background, next time, you’d have to upload a virtual background image again.
Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, this feature is supported only in Google Chrome. Only Google Chrome users can set up their virtual backgrounds that users from all other browser can see.
Background recognition is happening in the browser. Hence performance of slower devices might degrade with virtual background enabled. The processing is done in a separate thread, so it shouldn’t affect Remeet’s UI responsiveness, but it could add a lag to the video.
If you experience performance issues, consider disabling HD.
This feature is experimental because it is using experimental browser technologies.
Please try it out and let us know if you have any feedback.
Written by Anton Dosov
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