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Virtual backgrounds 🖼

March 12, 2021

Hi there!

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.

screenshot of Remeet with a virtual background on during a meet

You can use it to reduce distraction during a call or just to make your meets more fun.

Enabling virtual background

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.

screenshot of Remeet settings

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.

Browser support

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.

Performance implications

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.

Experimental

This feature is experimental because it is using experimental browser technologies.

Please try it out and let us know if you have any feedback.

Best,
Remeet Team


Written by Anton Dosov
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