How do I update my status, mood message and profile using Skype for Symbian?

The following FAQs will help you update your status, mood message and profile information on Skype for Symbian.

How do I set my status?

Your status lets your Skype contacts know whether you are available for a chat or a call. A status symbol is displayed next to a contact’s name in the contact list.

The Online status icon.The contact is online and free to talk.

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

The Do Not Disturb status icon.The contact is online, but busy, so you might want to try them later.

To set your status:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the My info tab The My info tab..
  3. Tap Status The Status icon..
  4. Select a status from the options available.

You can also set your status to change automatically according to what you have in your Symbian calendar.

Say you have a meeting or class entered into your phone’s calendar; if you have this feature set, your Skype status will change automatically to Busy when it starts and change back to your previous status when you’re finished.

It’s easy to set up. All you have to do is:

  1. Sign in to the Skype.
  2. Tap Back to go to the application’s home screen.

The Settings option selected in the Skype home screen.

  1. Open Settings and go to Notifications.
  2. Enable Use Calendar to set status.

This feature is only available on Skype for Symbian 2.0 and above. You can download Skype for Symbian on supported Nokia devices only.

How do I set my mood message?

A mood message lets your contacts know how you are 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. Select the My Info tab The My info tab..
  3. Tap the thought bubble next to your profile picture.

Thought bubble next to a profile picture.

  1. Enter your new mood message (or leave it blank to delete your mood message).

You can also set your mood message to display whichever song is currently playing on your phone’s m-player:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Back to go to the application’s home screen.

The Settings option selected in the Skype home screen.

  1. Select Settings and go to Notifications.
  2. Enable Set m-player song as my mood message.

Now whenever you play a song using your m-player, the song details will automatically appear in your mood message. When the song changes, your mood message will too, keeping up to date with whatever you are playing.

This feature is only available on the last version of Skype for Symbian (2.0). Skype for Symbian is no longer available for download.

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, 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. Select the My info tab The My info tab..
  3. Tap Profile The Profile icon..
  4. Select the information you’d like to edit.

How do I change my profile picture?

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

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the My Info tab The My info tab..
  3. Tap Profile Picture The Profile Picture icon..

 

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