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How to enable Eye Contact for Surface Pro X on Windows 10

Surface Pro X introduces Eye Contact feature to make it appear you're looking into the camera while on video chat, and here's how to enable it on Windows 10.

Surface Pro X

On Windows 10, Eye Contact is a feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) of the Surface Pro X processor to adjust your gaze on a video call to appear like if you’re looking into the camera, instead of the display, which is the natural behavior.

The feature is rolling out as part of the Windows 10 build 20175, and once it’s enabled through the Surface app, the eye contact correction will apply automatically to any app that use the front-facing camera of the Surface Pro X, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable Eye Contact on Windows 10.

Enable Eye Contact on Windows 10

To enable Eye Contact on Surface Pro X, use these steps:

Important: At the time of this writing, the feature still on preview, as such your device will need to be on the build 20175 or higher release from the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program, and you’ll need to install the latest version of the Surface app.
  1. Open Surface app.

  2. Click on Eye Contact.

  3. Turn on the Use Eye Contact toggle switch.

    Eye Contact Surface feature (source: Microsoft)
    Eye Contact Surface feature (source: Microsoft)
  4. Click the Preview button.

Once you complete the steps, the eye contact correction will apply to any app automatically.

Surface Pro X is the tablet that incorporates the Microsoft SQ1 processor, which is a custom version of an ARM processor that Microsoft has built in partnership with Qualcomm. This means that you’re getting a smartphone processor inside of a tablet that gives you the benefits of a phone on a computer.

The tablet starts at $850, and you can purchase one from the Microsoft Store.

Since the feature is now in preview, it’s expected to arrive soon. If you can’t wait, you can download and install the latest preview of Windows 10 from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program, enroll the device, and then check for updates from the “Windows Update” page.