How do I update my status, mood message and profile in Skype for Windows Phone 7?

The following questions and answers will help you update your status, mood message and profile information on Skype for Windows Phone 7.

How do I set my status?

On Skype for Windows Phone 7, you cannot change your status manually. When you are signed in to Skype on your Windows Phone 7, your status is automatically set to online and your friends on Skype will see you as online. In the application, you can see “available” displayed underneath your profile picture.

If your device does not have an internet connection, you will see “not connected” under your profile picture.

When you navigate out of the application, your status is automatically set to offline because the application does not run in the background. 

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 ME in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. In the profile view, tap your profile picture.
  4. Enter your new mood message and tap   to save.


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 information 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 on Skype.

To edit your profile information:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap ME in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Your profile information is split into profile and account

    The profile section includes general personal information, such as your name, age and birthday. The account section includes Skype related information, such as your Skype Credit balance and call forwarding status. 
  • To edit your profile information, tap the edit profile icon in the application bar. This will take you to your account on the web, where you can update all your information. 
  • To edit your account information or purchase more Skype Credit, swipe to the account tab. Select any of the items shown and it will take you to a web page to update the information.

How do I change my profile picture?

To change your profile picture:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap ME in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap your profile picture.
  4. Select a photo from the camera roll or take a new photo.
  5. Save the photo. 

Can I use personalized ringtones?

No, it is not currently possible to change your ringtone on Skype for Windows Phone 7.


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