How do I update my status, mood message and profile in Skype 3.2 for Android phone?

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The following questions and answers will help you update your status, mood message and profile information in Skype on your Android phone.

How do I set my status?

Your status lets your Skype contacts know whether you are available to have a conversation. A status icon is displayed next to a contact’s name in the contact list.

The contact is online and free to talk.

The contact is online, but away from Skype, so they might not pick up.

The contact is online, but busy, so you may want to try to contact them later.

To set your status:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the status icon .
  3. Select a status from the available options.

How do I edit my mood message?

A mood message lets your contacts know how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking or what you’re up to. It’s also a great way to share links to websites, videos and music.

To set your mood message:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Tap the text bubble next to your profile picture.

  1. Enter your new mood message and tap Update.

How do I edit my profile?

You can add personal information about yourself to your profile to share with your contacts over Skype. Here you can include details such as your birthday, your age and the country you live in. You can also add your mobile, office and home phone numbers to your profile to make it easier for your contacts to call you from Skype.

To edit your profile information:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Select the Profile tab.
  4. Tap the part of your profile you’d like to edit and select or enter the new information.

Your profile information shows:

  • Personal info: edit your personal details such as your name, date of birth and anything else you’d like to share about yourself over Skype.
  • Location & timezone: let your Skype contacts know where you are and what languages you speak. You can also set your time zone, which will be used to timestamp your calls and IMs.
  • Contact details: add contact numbers or a homepage to your contact details. Attaching contact numbers makes it easier for your contacts to call your home, mobile or office numbers.

You can also choose to make your time zone or the number of contacts you have viewable to your contacts. Simply place a tick next to the information you'd like displayed.

How do I change my profile picture?

Your profile picture is the picture that your Skype contacts can see as a part of your profile. To change your profile picture:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Tap your profile picture.

  1. Select from the options displayed:
  • Choose from Gallery: select a picture from your Android phone gallery.
  • Take picture: take a picture using your phone’s camera to use as your Skype profile picture.
  • Clear picture: remove your profile picture so it is no longer displayed to anyone on Skype.

Can I use personalized ringtones?

No, unfortunately, it’s not possible to change your ringtone on Skype for Android.

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