Skype for Business (Windows) - Add or update your picture in Skype for Business

Your Skype for Business picture is the same as your Office 365 profile picture, which appears in other Office programs you use, such as Outlook. Follow the steps below to change that.


Add or change your picture
  1. In the Skype for Business main window, click your picture. Or, if you haven't ever set up your picture, click the generic avatar that appears where your picture would be. 

  2. In My Picture options, under My picture, click Edit or Remove Picture to open your Office 365 About me page. 

    Edit my picture on the Office 365 About Me page

    Note: If the Edit or Remove Picture button is unavailable (appears dimmed), make sure:
    • The Hide my picture option, above Edit or Remove Picture, is not selected. 

    • Your organization allows people to change their Skype for Business picture. If any of the options described in the topic are not available, contact NMSU's technical support. 

  3. Sign in to your NMSU Office 365 account. 

  4. Click Upload photo, and then browse to the picture you want to use. Any size and resolution in fine. 

  5. Click the file, and then click Save

    Note: After you change your picture, it might take some time before the new one appears in Skype for Business

Hide your picture

You can hide your picture in Skype for Business. If you hide your picture, Skype for Business users will see an avatar silhouette instead of your picture. You can also hide your picture from everywhere it appears in Office programs, including Skype for Business. 

To hide your picture in Skype for Business
  1. In the Skype for Business main window, click your picture. 

  2. In My Picture options, under My picture, click Hide my picture, then click OK. 

To hide your picture in Skype for Business and other Office programs
  1. In the Skype for Business main window, click the Options button, and then click My Picture.

  2. In My Picture options, under My picture, click Edit or Remove Picture to open your Office 365 About me page. 

  3. Sign in to the Office 365 portal, if you're not signed in automatically, and then click the X. 

Hide everyone's picture in Skype for Business

You can stop Skype for Business from displaying pictures, for example, if you want to see more text in the Skype for Business main window.

Note: This procedure removes your picture and everyone else's from your view, but it doesn't remove your picture from the view of other people. 
  1. In the Skype for Business main window, click the Options buttonSkype for Business Options button, and then click Personal

  2. In Personal options, under Show picrures, clear the Show pictures of contacts check box. 


For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:skype for business windows add update picture in skype for business   Doc ID:74151
Owner:Brieanna W.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-06-19 11:20 MDTUpdated:2017-06-19 11:20 MDT
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