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    Who can see my profile information in Skype on desktop?

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    You control who can see the information in your Skype profile. Some information is visible to everyone, but you can leave it blank if you don't want it shown in your profile.

    • Everyone can see: Your Skype Name, location, and profile picture if you've added one.
      • Note: You can change your profile picture to be visible to contacts only. From your profile, select Settings > Account & Profile > Profile picture > Select Public or Contacts only.
    • Contacts and people you've chatted with can see: Your phone number, and birthday if you've included them in your Skype profile. 

    Your email address is never displayed. No one can see it when looking at your profile. It is encrypted and stored in our directory only so that friends who already know your email address can use it to search for you. 

    Learn how to update your Skype profile information.

    You can add or edit information in your Skype profile such as your location, email, or phone number to make it easier for friends to find you. If you prefer not to be included in the public search directory or in People You May Know suggestions, then you can opt out. Opting out will make you completely unsearchable to anyone. Learn more. Opting out is only available in Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).

    To opt out of being discoverable in Skype search:

    1. Select your profile picture.
    2. Select Settings, then select Contacts.
    3. Select Manage how people find you on Skype.
    4. Toggle Appear in search results or Appear in suggestions off. You can make yourself discoverable again by toggling these options back on at any time.

    Note: If you changed your visibility settings on a newer version of Skype, older versions may no longer accurately display whether you are opted out of Search or People You May Know suggestions. Please update to the latest version of Skype or go to your Skype Profile on the web to get the most accurate view of your Settings.

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