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    How do I change my status in Skype?

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    Your status lets people know if you're available. To change your status:

    Skype version 8 for mobile and desktop, and Skype for Windows 10 (verison 14)

    1. Select your profile picture.
    2. Select the presence button under your profile picture to set your presence to:
       
      • Active: Let your contacts know you're available to chat.
      • Away: Appear as though you've been inactive or away from your computer for an hour or more. 
      • Do Not Disturb: Let your contacts know you don't want to be disturbed. They can still send you an instant message or call but you won't be alerted. 
      • Invisible: Hides your presence status indicator from others but they will see the last time you were set to Active or Do Not Disturb. 

    Android 4.0.4 - 5.1

    1. From Chats, tap the Menu menu button button, and then tap My profile
    2. Tap to change your presence status to:
      • Active: Let your contacts know you're available to chat.
      • Do Not Disturb: Let your contacts know you don't want to be disturbed. They can still send you an instant message or call but you won't be alerted.
      • Invisible: Hides your presence status indicator from others but they will see the last time you were set to Active or Do Not Disturb. 


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