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    If your presence status is...
     

    active status icon Active

    How you appear to others
    Active profile status

    What it means
    You are online and available to contact.

    How this status gets set
    Set automatically when you first sign in. You'll remain active on your desktop when Skype is running in the background and you're using your keyboard or mouse, and on your mobile device when Skype is running in the foreground. 


     

    recently active icon Recently active

    How you appear to others
    recently active profile status

    What it means
    You just stepped away for a bit.

    How this status gets set
    Set automatically when you were last active between 3 minutes, and 1 hour ago. 

     

    Away status iconAway

    How you appear to others
    Away profile status

    What it means
    You've been inactive for an hour or more.

    How this status gets set
    Set automatically when you were last active an hour ago. You can also set your status to appear away anytime you want. 

     

    Do not disturb status icon Do not disturb

    How you appear to others
    Do not disturb profile status

    What it means
    You don't want to be disturbed. Contacts can still call and send messages, but you won't be alerted with sound. If you want to receive in-app chat or call notifications while your status is set to do not disturb, you can manage your notifications on mobile or desktop.

    How this status gets set
    You can set your status to do not disturb anytime you want.  

     

    invisible status icon Invisible

    How you appear to others
    invisible profile status

    What it means
    Your presence status is hidden so that you appear to be offline but calls and messages aren't blocked. To your contacts, the last time your status was set to active or do not disturb is shown under your chat header as Last seen - days, hours, or minutes ago.


    How this status gets set
    You can set your status to invisible anytime you want.   

     

    Offline

    How you appear to others
    invisible profile status

    What it means
    You're not signed into Skype on any device. To your contacts, the last time your status was set to active or do not disturb is shown under your chat header as Last seen - days, hours, or minutes ago.


    How this status gets set
    Set automatically when you sign out or aren't active for an extended period of time.

     

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