how do I set my personal information to be private...

Welcome to the Skype community. To get started please read our short welcome post. Thanks!
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

how do I set my personal information to be private?

I would like to set my picture, email, birthday and other info private so only my contacts can see it. How do I do that? On the profile update screen has all the fields to add info but nothing to set as private. can anyone help me?

ERCB
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 14-02-2013
Message 1 of 8 (2,760 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

i don't think that is possible to set something as contacts only if its not there
your birthday is there so only contacts can see for me so i could tell that its the same for you
if there is no option to let you do it
then there is no way to do it
xoopasi
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 2
Posts: 9
Registered: 19-02-2012
Message 2 of 8 (2,754 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Dear Readers,

 

I am confused ... as I am not familiar with the Live Messenger/Skype account merge, I know only the Skype profile settings where certain information displays as "public," "private," and "contacts only" by default, with e-mail addresses only being private.

 

Can you please provide a screen shot of what it is that you are seeing?  I found this same enquiry posted by another Community member on another message board.  If your screen shot includes personally identifiable information, do not include it here on the public community -- please send to me via private message.

 

Thank you,

Elaine

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Was your question answered? Please click on the Accept as a Solution link so everyone can quickly find what works! Like a post or want to say, "Thank You" - ?? Click on the Kudos button!

Please note:   To remove (delete) a Skype Account, you must contact Skype Customer Service directly. We here in the Community cannot process account-related service requests.


Trustworthy information: Brian Krebs: 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety and Consumer Reports: Guide to Internet Security

Online Safety Tips: Do not accept contact invitations from anyone whom you do not know, and change your passwords regularly and often.

Do you have a Skype trick up your sleeve?  Share your Solutions and Tips with us!

Elaine
Moderator
Moderator icon
Kudos: 1935
Posts: 9304
Registered: 08-08-2011
Message 3 of 8 (2,746 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Hi,

 

Has this question been resolved? I would like to make my profile private as well and not able to change the current settings.

 

Thank you

Bevz76
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 26-05-2013
Message 4 of 8 (2,509 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Hi I am showing my personal information as public how can I set as private please.

 

Thanks

Ebony

EbonyDiaz
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 1
Posts: 1
Registered: 09-01-2014
Message 5 of 8 (1,387 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Hi, Ebony, and welcome to the Community,

 

Skype has determined that most of the Profile settings default to "public" view; we are not offered choices except for a few of those settings for which there are drop-down menu choices.  The only way around revealing data you do not wish to be viewed is to leave those settings as "blank" or "not specified."

 

Whether one's profile is 20% complete or 100% complete has no bearing on using Skype.

 

Regards,

Elaine

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Was your question answered? Please click on the Accept as a Solution link so everyone can quickly find what works! Like a post or want to say, "Thank You" - ?? Click on the Kudos button!

Please note:   To remove (delete) a Skype Account, you must contact Skype Customer Service directly. We here in the Community cannot process account-related service requests.


Trustworthy information: Brian Krebs: 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety and Consumer Reports: Guide to Internet Security

Online Safety Tips: Do not accept contact invitations from anyone whom you do not know, and change your passwords regularly and often.

Do you have a Skype trick up your sleeve?  Share your Solutions and Tips with us!

Elaine
Moderator
Moderator icon
Kudos: 1935
Posts: 9304
Registered: 08-08-2011
Message 6 of 8 (1,358 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Elaine,

 

I have tried to delete certain items in the personal information section in my profile but it won't let me  save it.  When I go back and look, my profile is still "90% Complete" and the information I tried to leave out is still there.  I entered that information not knowing that it would be public, so I want it either deleted or I want the privacy settings changed.  Is there anything I can do?

MattDavis
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 29-08-2014
Message 7 of 8 (226 Views)

Re: how do I set my personal information to be private?

Hi, MattDavis, and welcome to the Community,

 

Try this: rather than sign on to the Skype website, where we manage our subscriptions and payment methods, try instead to navigate to your profile settings from within the client software itself.  In the Windows Desktop version, it's as easy as Skpe -> Profile -> Edit your profile. 

 

Regards,

Elaine

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Was your question answered? Please click on the Accept as a Solution link so everyone can quickly find what works! Like a post or want to say, "Thank You" - ?? Click on the Kudos button!

Please note:   To remove (delete) a Skype Account, you must contact Skype Customer Service directly. We here in the Community cannot process account-related service requests.


Trustworthy information: Brian Krebs: 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety and Consumer Reports: Guide to Internet Security

Online Safety Tips: Do not accept contact invitations from anyone whom you do not know, and change your passwords regularly and often.

Do you have a Skype trick up your sleeve?  Share your Solutions and Tips with us!

Elaine
Moderator
Moderator icon
Kudos: 1935
Posts: 9304
Registered: 08-08-2011
Message 8 of 8 (220 Views)
Reply

© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

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