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. Want to change it? Here's how.

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 Avatar icon 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

    Notes: 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 your workplace technical support.

  3. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  4. Click Upload photo, and then browse to the picture you want to use. Any size and resolution is 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, like this:

When you hide your picture in Skype for Business, users will see a generic avatar

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 Skype for Business 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.

Important: 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. To hide your picture from other users, see the previous section.

  1. In the Skype for Business main window, click the Options button, and then click Personal.

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

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