How do I update my profile in Skype for Mac OS X?

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Click your name or profile picture in the top left of the screen to display your profile information.

Your profile information has three levels of security:

  • Publicly available, seen in search results by anyone on Skype
  • Available to those on your contact list only
  • Private, only available to you

You can provide as much or as little information as you like, although the more information you enter, the easier it is for your friends to identify you when they search for you in Skype. When you leave a field blank, it is not displayed.

Let your friends know more about you:

 

Profile information How do I edit this? Who can see this?

Profile picture

You can add or change your profile picture.

You can show your profile picture to anyone on Skype or your contacts only. In the menu bar, go to Skype > Preferences… > Privacy. In the Show my picture to drop-down menu, select Anyone or Contacts.

Contacts (by default) or Anyone.

Show my timezone

You can tick this to show your timezone to friends on your contact list. You will need to select a country to set a timezone.

Contacts.

Show I have x contacts

You can tick this to show the number of contacts you have to people on your contact list.

Contacts.

Email address

You can add a maximum of 3 email addresses. Your friends can use your email address to search for you on Skype.

Private.

Name

Double-click your name to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save the changes. This changes how your name appears on your friends’ contact list.

Contacts.

Mood

Click Add Mood Message or existing mood message to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save your mood.

Contacts.

Mobile, Home, Office

Click the Add Number link or Edit button to type in a number. This enables your contacts to call your phone and mobile from Skype.

Contacts.

About me

Click Add Description or existing information to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save the changes.

Anyone.

Country

Select a country from the drop-down menu to set your timezone.

Anyone.

City

Click Add City or existing details to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save the changes.

Anyone.

State

Click Add State or existing details to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save the changes.

Anyone.

Homepage

Click Add Webpage or existing details to edit it, and then press Return on your keyboard to save the changes.

Anyone.

Gender

Click the drop-down menu and select Male, Female or Not Specified.

Anyone.

Birthdate

Type your birthdate into the field or use the drop-down option. This alerts your contacts so they can wish you happy birthday!

Contacts.

Language

Click the drop-down menu to select your preferred language.

Anyone.

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