Skype - Change the profile picture

By Laura

Skype does not allow you to delete your profile picture. Hence, you just can edit it and replace it with another picture. will guide you the way to change your avatar on Skype.

You are new to Skype and do not know how to use all existing features of this utility. First, you must change the default avatar provided by Skype with your photo so that other people can recognize you.


Step 1: After installing Skype, open the utility by clicking on the software`s icon on the Desktop (if you agreed to place the icon on the Desktop in the installation).


In the Search Programs and files section on the Start Menu, enter the Skype keyword, then the result will be displayed right on the screen.

Step 2: From the toolbar of the utility, click Skype -->Profile --->Avatar...

Step 3: A window appears and allows you to change your avatar with any image archived on the computer.

Click Browse to select the folder containing the image you want to set as the avatar.

Step 4: After choosing the appropriate picture, click Open to close the window.

Step 5: Zoom in/ zoom out the picture by keeping the mouse on the circle-shaped icon in the direction of the arrow as follow.

Click Use this picture to use that picture.

After selecting and resizing the picture, your profile picture will appear on your account as the following picture.

Chaning the profile picture is one of initial steps if you want to use Skype. Avatart  not only is your profile picture but also shows your personality through each picture.

Wish you success!


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