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    How do I view someones profile in Skype on desktop?

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


    • Edit their name: Select the edit  edit button button, enter a new name, and confirm your changes. When you edit someone's name, it only changes how their name appears to you. 
    • Send a message: Select Send message send message button.
    • Start an audio call: Select Start call Start a call button  to start an audio call with this person. 
    • Start a video call: Select Start video call  start a video call button  to start a video call with this person. 
    • Start a private conversation: Select Start private conversation private conversation button to chat with an added layer of security. 
    • Send or request money: Select  Send and request money send money button   to send and receive money with your friends and family. Send Money is only available to customers in supported countries, learn more
    • Create a new group: Select  Create a new group new group button  , select the people you want to add to the group from the list, or use Search, and then select  the Done button. 
    • Translate: Select Start translator  Translator button  to translate conversations.
    • Add to Favorites: Toggle Add to favorites on or off to pin the conversation to the top of your chat list. 
    • Delete contact: Select to delete this person from your Skype contacts. 
    • Chat gallery:  Select Chat Gallery to view all of 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.
    • Block them: Select Block contact to Block or unblock. Learn more about blocking and reporting someone in Skype. 

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling