Skype Help

    How do I view someone's profile in Skype on desktop?

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    1. Find the person's profile you want to view in your chats.
    2. Right-click their name, and then select View profile. Alternatively, from within a chat, tap the chat header to view their profile. 

    Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)

    1. From their profile, select the edit  edit button button. 
    2. Enter a new name and confirm your changes.
    3. When you edit someone's name, it only changes how their name appears to you. 


    Skype for Windows 10 (version 12)

    1. In your contact list, right-click the contact and select View Profile.
    2. Click on their name, type a new name for your contact and hit Enter.
    • edit icon Add a phone number: Select the edit button to add a phone number and confirm your changes. When you add a phone number, only you will see it. 
    • send message button Send message: Select Send message to send an instant message to your contact.
    • Start a call button Start call: Select Start call to start an audio call with this person. 
    • start a video call button Start video call: Select Start video call to start a video call with this person. 
    • private conversation button Start a private conversation: Select Start private conversation to chat with an added layer of security. 
    • schedule call icon Schedule a call: Select Schedule a call to set a reminder for a call between you and your contact.
    • Share contact button Share contact: Select Share contact to share your friend's information with any of your other contacts.
    • send money button Send or request money: Select Send and request money to send and receive money with your friends and family. Send Money is only available to customers in supported countries, learn more
    • new group button Create a new group: Select Create a new group, select the people you want to add to the group from the list, or use Search, and then select the Done button. 
    •  Translator icon Send translation request: Select Send translation request to send a Translated Conversation invitation to your contact.
    • Translation settings: Select Translation settings to select your Spoken language or Translation voice.
    • Add to Favorites: Toggle Add to favorites on or off to pin the conversation to the top of your chat list. 
    • Chat gallery: Select Chat Gallery to view all the images that have been shared to this chat. 
    • Chat settings: Select Chat settings to:
      • Notifications: Select Notifications to turn notifications on or off for this chat. 
      • Delete Skype Conversation: Select Delete chat to delete your entire conversation.
      • Private conversation notifications: Select Notifications to toggle them on or off for this chat. 
      • Delete private conversation: Select this to delete your private conversation. 
      • End private conversation: Select this to continue chatting without end-to-end encryption.
    • Remove from contact list: Select to remove this person from your Skype contacts. 
    • Block contact: Select Block contact to Block or unblock. Learn more about blocking and reporting someone in Skype.