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Skype gets subtitles, integration with Onedrive and 'portrait mode'; know how to use | Productivity

Skype gained three new features to enrich video and voice calls and chats last Tuesday (16). Starting with the latest version of the Windows, Android, and iPhone (iOS) app, users will be able to blur the background image during a call to avoid distraction, as well as enable automatic captions generated for all participants. Another feature facilitates sharing in a conversation with quick access to files stored in OneDrive. Voice transcription and cloud item shipping work on both your PC and mobile. Already background blur is only available in the desktop application. See how to access what's new in Microsoft's video conferencing program.

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Step 1. The function helps to disguise the scenario that appears behind you in a video conversation ideal for messy environments. for example. To enable it, in a video call, click the camera to activate the video. Then hover over the button until you see an options window.

Turn on the camera and access video options Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesTurn on the camera and access video options Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Turn on the camera and access video options Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Turn on the Blur Backgrounds key to blur the background of the video.

Activate the background blur function Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesActivate the background blur function Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Activate the background blur function Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Step 1. To enable subtitles in a call and see in writing live what the other participant is saying, click the plus symbol button and select Enable Subtitles.

Enable video call subtitles Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesEnable video call subtitles Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Enable video call subtitles Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. You can also enable the feature by default on all calls in the configurations. Go to the Calls menu and click Call Captions.

Access the subtitles menu in Skype settings Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesAccess the subtitles menu in Skype settings Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Access the subtitles menu in Skype settings Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Enable the Show subtitles for all voice and video calls option.

Turn on automatic subtitles for all voice and video calls Photo: Playback / Paulo AlvesTurn on automatic subtitles for all voice and video calls Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

Turn on automatic subtitles for all voice and video calls Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves

3. OneDrive Sharing

Step 1. Skype now lets you search and share OneDrive files in a conversation. To do so, click the button next to the text field to open a side options window.

Open Skype sharing menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesOpen Skype sharing menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Open Skype sharing menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Select OneDrive to access your Microsoft account files within Skype.

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Select OneDrive to view your cloud files Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Click the desired item and confirm Submit.

Send a OneDrive file in a Skype chat Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSend a OneDrive file in a Skype chat Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Send a OneDrive file in a Skype chat Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves