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Two steps to ensure a family member Skype account is not discoverable

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

For a family member, I needed a Skype account not to be discoverable. This is a two-part process:

  1. Online part:
    1. Go to https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile,
    2. Logon,
    3. Click “Profie settings” (make the browser window narrower to make that tab visible),
    4. Uncheck “Appear in search results an suggestions”,
  2. Logon to Skype in Windows/Mac/Linux
    1. Old Skype versions (~ 7.x or older)
      1. In the menu, go to Tools > Options > Privacy Settings
      2. Check the “Only allow messages from people on my contact list” box
      3. Click the “Save” button
    2. Newer Skype Versions (8.x or newer)
      1. In the menu, go to Preferences > Manage ho people find you on Skype
      2. Uncheck “Appear in search results and suggestions”

I figured out the first part myself, the initial bit of the second part came from [WayBack] Problem in Discoverability – Microsoft Community, which made me discover the final bit of the second part and the links [WayBack] How do I opt out of being visible in the Skype public search directory on mobile? | Skype Support and [WayBack] How to hide my profile from search in Skype? – Super User.

In the first part, I also unchecked all the other boxes:

–jeroen

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