Setting Up Skype

Setting Up Skype

To edit your profile:

Filling out your profile is optional, but it's a great way to share something about yourself with other people on Skype. Just be careful about the information you choose to share. You can always fill out some items but leave other items blank or unspecified. You can also control whether certain items on your profile are public, private, or visible to contacts only.

  1. Select your name near the upper-left corner of the Skype window.

    Screenshot of SkypeThe Status and Profile tab
  2. Click Change picture to add a picture to your profile. You can also choose who will be able to see your picture (for example, if they search for your name and find your profile). If you select Contacts, only the people on your contact list will be able to see it.
    Screenshot of SkypeUploading a profile picture
  3. Add more contact information to give your contacts a way to reach you outside of Skype.

    Screenshot of SkypeViewing contact information
  4. Share more personal information about yourself, such as your gender and the city where you live. Remember, this information is optional, and much of it will be visible on your profile. If you don't want the public to see it, don't include it. You can use the controls on the right to decide whether certain items are private or visible to your contacts only.
    Screenshot of SkypeAdding more personal information

To learn more about who can see your profile information, visit Skype's Account and profile settings.