Krisp virtual background allows you to display an image as your background during your video calls. It keeps the focus only on you so the other people in the background won't be seen during the call.
Krisp allows you to manage your virtual backgrounds across different apps from one place in a centralized way.
This article will show you how to set up virtual background through Krisp for your video calls.
Note: Make sure to have Krisp version 1.23.6 or higher on Mac to benefit from the feature.
Krisp virtual background is available both for Krisp personal and Team accounts. They can be on the free or Pro plan.
Currently, Krisp virtual background isn't available for M1 machines. Our team is working hard to bring this feature to M1 users. Subscribe to our Release notes to keep your hand on the pulse.
You can set up Krisp virtual background with desktop and web communication applications that have dedicated video settings and allow you to choose virtual cameras. Krisp Camera can be used in different apps simultaneously.
Krisp Camera is a virtual device. It is being created on your computer when you install the app on it.
You will need a two-sided configuration to use Krisp virtual background.
In the Video section of Krisp, pick the physical camera you wish to use during your calls.
Click Allow access in the video tab to give Krisp access to your camera.
Click OK when the system settings window pops up.
Follow these steps to set up Krisp Camera in the communication applications:
Restart the application or the browser where a web app will be used. This is needed to make the Krisp Camera appear in the available cameras list.
Go to the video settings of the app/web app and choose Krisp Camera as a camera. See the example with the Zoom app settings:
Now the image you choose in Krisp will be shown as your background during the calls.
If you see a Krisp Virtual Camera is not active screen as your video thumbnail, check this article.
You can use the in-app images or upload your own ones as a virtual background. There is no limitation on the number of images. The preview will be shown in the app so that you feel confident before starting the call.
To upload an image click + ADD IMAGE and choose a PNG, JPG, or a static GIF file from your computer. The uploaded image will automatically be set as your background. Click on any other image to change it.
You can also delete the image you don't want to use anymore. For that, click on the "X" icon and confirm the deletion.
There are no resolution restrictions for the images. However, we recommend using images with 16:9 aspect ratio. The resolution of the images will be downscaled to 1280x720 if the initial resolution is higher.