One of the most requested features on doxy.me is the ability for providers to blur their background or to use a virtual background. While we don't yet have that feature available directly from doxy.me, there are a number of third party applications with free versions that can be used on doxy.me calls.

In order to use most of these, you'll set them up separately following their instructions first, then on doxy.me you'll change your camera in the Device Settings to that application.

NOTE: Most blurred or virtual background applications use additional CPU processing power and/or additional RAM from your computer. In addition to potentially impacting the strength of your call, these added strains on your computer could cause your computer's cooling fan to run constantly throughout a call.

NOTE: Doxy.me does not provide support nor updates related to these third party applications. For support, please reach out to their creator(s).

ChromaCam

ChromaCam logo

ChromaCam is designed to "[m]agically replace the background in your webcam video app. No green screen needed."

Available for: Mac or Windows

Download or browser extension: Download

Blurred or virtual backgrounds: Both

Links

ChromaCam in use on a doxy.me call with a virtual background:

Screenshot of ChromaCam being used on a doxy.me call

FaceTime Portrait Video Effect

FaceTime icon

FaceTime Portrait mode is designed as "a video effect that automatically blurs the background and puts the visual focus on you."

Available for: Supported Apple devices

Download or browser extension: Neither

Blurred or virtual backgrounds: Blurred

Links

NOTE: To enable the video effect, an application on your device must already be using the FaceTime camera. This solution requires using your default FaceTime camera as your doxy.me camera.

FaceTime Portrait Video Effect in use on a doxy.me call:

Screenshot of FaceTime Portrait Video Effect being used on a doxy.me call

Krisp

Krisp logo

Krisp was initially designed as an "AI-powered app that removes background noise and echo from meetings leaving only human voice." Krisp now has a video component in beta testing available for Mac.

Available for: Only Mac for video support (beta feature)

Download or browser extension: Download

Blurred or virtual backgrounds: Virtual

Links

NOTE: Krisp has a limited number of minutes of use per day/week on the Free version.

Krisp in use on a doxy.me call with a virtual background:

Screenshot of krisp being used on a doxy.me call

Snap Camera

Snap Camera icon

Snap Camera is primarily designed as a Snapchat camera for your computer. A lot of the focus is on Snapchat filters instead of virtual backgrounds.

Available for: Mac or Windows

Download or browser extension: Download

Blurred or virtual backgrounds: Both

Links

Snap Camera in use on a doxy.me call with a virtual background:

Screenshot of Snap Camera being used on a doxy.me call

XSplit VCam

XSplit logo

XSplit VCam is designed to "[r]emove, replace and blur your background without a Green Screen."

Available for: Mac or Windows

Download or browser extension: Download

Blurred or virtual backgrounds: Both

Links

NOTE: Contains XSplit watermark in free version.

XSplit VCam in use on a doxy.me call with a virtual background:

Screenshot of XSplit VCam being used on a doxy.me call
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