Skype Help

    Can people find me with my phone number in Skype?

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    If you use a phone number to sign up or when you first sign in to Skype with a phone number, people can search for you with your Skype name, phone number, or first and last name to connect with you and start chatting.

    If you prefer to make your phone number unsearchable, you can disable this option at any time. 

    Disable Phone Searchability

    1. Select your profile picture.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Contacts, then select Privacy.
    4. Select Disable next to your phone number. You can reenable this option at any time.


    Remove the Phone Number from Your Account

    You can remove your phone number from your account, however If your phone number is your primary alias, you'll need to take some additional steps to remove it. Learn more about how to Change the email address or phone number for your Microsoft account.

    Opt Out of Skype Search

    If you prefer to be completely unsearchable, you can also opt out of being visible in Skype search results. Keep in mind that if you opt out of search, this will prevent people you've never chatted with before from being able to find you unless you contact them directly. Learn more about what happens if you opt out of Skype search.

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