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How do I delete my profile picture

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Novel Adventurer

I don't want to upload another picture and I don't want to take a snapshot from video cam.  I just want a plain old avatar, no picture at all.  I've looked all over but all it seems to allow is either a browse or a snapshot.  How do I delete the picture altogether?

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Former Ambassador

You can't actually delete your profile photo but you can replace it with an avatar.

 

Go to your profile and click on Change Your Picture.  In the box that comes up instead of Take new picture click on browse.   Navigate to a .jpg or .png you want to use and select that.  

 

You can use any avatar saved as a .png or .jpg, including something generic like this:

 




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Former Ambassador

You can't actually delete your profile photo but you can replace it with an avatar.

 

Go to your profile and click on Change Your Picture.  In the box that comes up instead of Take new picture click on browse.   Navigate to a .jpg or .png you want to use and select that.  

 

You can use any avatar saved as a .png or .jpg, including something generic like this:

 




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Novel Adventurer

Thank you, that's what I found too.     It's not what I want but it will have to do I guess.

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Novel Tourist

A simple work around solution to get rid of this unwanted and annoying feature. Details as follows:

 

1. Open your Paint utility program under Accessories.

2. Save the blank page as a jpg file.

3. Change your picture by using the Browse radio button and upload the blank jpg file.

 

Voila - You are now an invisible person!!!!

Casual Adventurer

Yes, you can completely remove your picture. Just open control panel, uninstall Skype and then search in Google for Skype 5.2 or older. If you install it then you would be able to completely remove you avatar. After that you may want to switch back to the latest version.

Casual Tourist

Thank you very much.. installing an older version was such helpful..

Novel Tourist

For some reason when i click browse for the photo its not poping up with anything. how do i fix it.

Novel Tourist
Hi,

Skype Avatars are located under

InstallDrive:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures

Where InstallDrive is where yu have installed your Windows such as C: etc.

If you can't find the icons there just go to ypur Docuemnts folder and and selecet any JPG or PNG file as avatar.
Casual Tourist

i cant find it??? 

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