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Your status setting lets your contacts know if you’re available to have a conversation. A status icon is displayed next to your profile picture.
Your status is set automatically, but you can change it manually at any time. Just click the status icon and choose one from the list.
Each of your contacts also has their status displayed next to their name in your contact list, so that you know what’s the best way to contact them. Anyone with one of these icons displayed beside their names is on Skype so it's free to call.
If you see these symbols , it means that the contact is offline, but with a little Skype Credit or a subscription you can call their mobile or landline.
The following table describes the different status icons that you can select for yourself, or that are displayed for your contacts.
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