Two hour commutes, denim jeans, and water cooler chats are so passé—the work-from-home life is here to stay and most likely a permanent reality for many of us. We’re excited to announce that when you attend a virtual appointment, career fair, or info chat on Handshake, there’s now the option to turn on blur background on video! Watch this 30 sec demo video to see how it all works:
What’s in it for you?
Blurry backgrounds provide a more comfortable virtual experience for all users. When you don’t have to worry about what’s going on behind you during video calls, you’re able to perform better. Whether you’re a student, employer or career services, blurring your background allows you to have meaningful and professional conversations wherever you are.
How does it work?
When launching your video, blur the background by toggling the on/off button on the top right corner of the screen.
When you turn the blur toggle on, your background will stay blurry in every subsequent video session you join. This can be easily turned off by toggling the button to “off” when you don’t want your background to be blurred anymore.
This initial launch is compatible with Google Chrome and desktop only.
Ready, set, blur!
If you’re in Career Services, try blurry backgrounds for yourself today!
Want to learn more about other product updates coming this spring? Read the main takeaways from our Spring 2022 Roadmap Webinar or watch the recording!