If you feel you're receiving abusive behavior (abuse, threats, blackmail, harassment) on Skype from another Skype user, there are a few steps you should take:...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopWindows 8LinuxSkype’s privacy settings let you control who can contact you on Skype, and help you manage your...

This article is also available for:WindowsIf you have activated voice messaging, people can leave you messages according to your privacy settings.By default,...

You can block a contact to prevent them from calling you Skype-to-Skype, instant messaging you, or seeing when you’re online. You can also remove contacts from...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopWindows 8MacYou can use your privacy settings in Skype for Linux to control who can and cannot contact you.To...

You can control who contacts you on Skype by changing your privacy settings. To avoid nuisance calls and unwanted instant messages, you can choose to only allow...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopMacLinuxSkype’s privacy settings let you control who can contact you on Skype. You can easily change your...

This article is also available for:Windows 8MacLinuxSkype’s privacy settings let you control who can contact you on Skype, and help you manage your conversation...

This FAQ is for devices running Skype 4 for Android. If you're using Skype 3.2, just click here. Not sure what version of Skype you have? It's easy to find...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopMacWhen you sign in to Skype, your Skype Name is added to the drop-down list on the sign-in screen.To remove...

This FAQ will help you manage the following: Signing out of Skype for modern Windows Closing Skype for modern Windows Turning off notifications Making yourself...

Skype is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.  If you believe someone is trying to exploit your personal data via Skype, you can...

Sometimes, when we are showing you sensitive information about your account (for instance, your Payment Settings) for added security we will ask you to enter...

Skype takes your security and protection of your personal details very seriously.We use several security technologies and we work hard to keep your personal...

This article is also available for:MacYou can customise which notifications pop up in the lower right of your screen whilst Skype is running.To turn...

This article is also available for:MacYou can change your call settings to only allow calls from people in your contact list. To do this: Go to Tools > Options...

Your security is very important to us, and when we suspect that your details might have fallen into the wrong hands, we sometimes take action by temporarily...

This article is also available for:MacYou can control who is able to send you video calls. To do so: Sign in to Skype. In the menu bar, click Tools > Options......

This article is also available for:MacLinuxWhen you sign in to Skype, your Skype Name is added to the dropdown list on the sign-in screen.To remove your Skype...

Skype takes your security seriously, and if we suspect that your details might have fallen into the wrong hands, we take action by suspending your account...

Cookies are little pieces of information that Skype, or your internet browser, may store on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable Skype to: Recognize you...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopIf you are receiving unwanted calls to your Skype Number, then you can block certain numbers from calling you....

This article is also available for:Windows desktopNo one can see your email address when looking at your profile. Skype stores it so that friends who already...

This article is also available for:Windows desktopYou can change your call settings to only allow calls from people in your contact list. To do this: Sign in to...

Skype's websites and software are not intended for or designed to attract users under the age of 13. We encourage parents to be involved in the online...

You can block a Messenger contact to prevent them from calling and instant messaging you, and from seeing your status.To block a Messenger contact: Sign in to...

You may wish to download content to run with Skype, such as device drivers for a webcam. When doing so you may see a pop-up window warning you that a third...

Only download the Skype install file from the Skype website. Do not download Skype install files from anywhere else.If you have downloaded a Skype install file...

If you feel that content that you see in a video in a profile mood is inappropriate or unlicensed, you can report that content as follows: Dailymotion - click...

You receive alerts and messages, including Help & Skype tips or Promotions, when you are signed into Skype, underneath your Contacts list.The alerts and...

If you receive an email claiming to be from Skype that you suspect is fraudulent, please DO NOT open any attachment to the email, reply to the email, or click...

If you have received an email telling you that your account has been suspended for subscription abuse, you can continue to make free Skype calls and send...

If you think there has been an unauthorized Skype charge on your credit or debit card, it is most likely for one of the following reasons. The charge is a...

This article is also available for:MacIf you have a website or a blog and want to let even more people get in touch with you, you can install a new Skype button...

Occasionally, you may see advertisements for other companies in Skype (if you're using the free version of Skype). Advertisements help keep Skype free for...

The world is changing – devices are now smaller and mobile, and people are accessing Skype from a variety of devices all over the world. This shift prompted us...

Chargebacks happen when you inform your bank, credit card company or other financial institution such as PayPal, that you dispute a payment made by them on your...

If you suspect that someone else has your Skype Name and password, you should do the following: Check your computer’s security and remove any malicious software...

When you receive a notification to add a contact, you have the opportunity to add, ignore or block the person.  If you choose to block them, you are presented...

Malicious code is a computer program put on your computer either without your knowledge (such as when you browse an infected website) or which you are tricked...

All Skype-to-Skype voice, video, file transfers and instant messages are encrypted. This protects you from potential eavesdropping by malicious users.If you...

Social engineering describes a number of low-tech approaches designed by fraudsters to make you divulge valuable private information or engage in activities...

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