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Having a picture in your skype profile will help others to find you more easily and make sure that they are talking to the right person and not someone with a similar name.
A good Skype profile picture should be about 96x96 pixels, this will allow you to have a good resolution picture without it being automatically cropped by skype, which would make it look like the picture is zoomed in. However, these specifications apply to the general skype users only, since if you have a skype for business profile the recommended resolution is 648x648 pixels.
Apart from the minimum, maximum and recommended size Skype doesn’t have strict policies about the profile picture so you will have a lot of flexibility, but always try to choose a profile image that suits the image you want to give of yourself.
Bear in mind that the picture will appear in a circle, which means that some parts of it are going to be automatically cropped. So, to try to avoid important parts of the picture make sure that:
Some things that you should keep in mind while taking a picture for the skype profile photo are:
After considering these things the only thing left to do is to take a couple of pictures and decide which one you prefer to upload to our photo editor tool!
You don’t need to have your profile photo professionally made, even if you are using skype for professional reasons, with our photo editor tool you will be able to adapt your picture to the perfect size so that the quality of the photo would be the best possible.
With the Photo AiD app you would be able to crop the background of your photo and change it so that you could seem to be on the Eiffel Tower or in an office, or just a neutral background of the color that you prefer if you are looking for a more professional image.
Photo AiD will help you to have the perfect profile picture and give a good first impression to whoever reaches your profile!
Once you already have your profile picture it is time to change your old one. Here we explain how to do it from your computer.
Last update: 18.10.2021
💡 What is Skype?
Skype is a platform that allows you to talk with your friends, family, colleges... via calls, video calls and messages.
💡 Where can I find Skype?
You can find Skype on our web or you can also download it onto your phone and use it as an app.
💡 How can I use Skype?
It is very easy! You just have to enter into the web page or download the app on your mobile phone, tablet or computer and then register to create yourself a profile.
💡 Can I use Skype on my computer?
The answer is yes! You can use Skype on your computer either with Skype web or with the app of Skype.
💡 What is the perfect size for the Skype profile picture?
The perfect size for your Skype profile picture is 96 x 96 pixels, but if you have a skype for business profile the recommended resolution is 648 x 648 pixels.
💡 Are there any specific rules for the Skype profile photo?
Skype doesn’t have strict policies about the profile picture, so the only rules that you should follow are the ones that are going to make your profile picture fit the use you decide to give this app.
💡 What would be the perfect background for my Skype profile photo?
This depends on the use you want to give to this app. For example, if you use it for work you might want to consider a more neutral and professional background.
💡 How can I change the background in my Skype profile photo?
You just need to upload the photo that you have decided to edit to our web or app and the program will make sure to crop your background so that you only need to choose the new one that you want.
💡 Is it mandatory to have a profile picture on Skype?
It is not mandatory to have a profile picture if you don't want to. But, in any case, we recommend you to have one since it is going to be easier for other people to find your profile if you have a recognizable photo on it.
💡 How can I resize my Skype profile picture?
With our photo editor tool! You only need to upload it to our website.
Skype is a platform that allows you to chat, make calls and video calls with friends and family or even for work. If you don’t want to, you won’t need to pay anything since it is a free platform and the app is also free to download but you will need to have an internet connection. However, if you want you can pay a subscription or pay as you go and you would be able to make calls to phone numbers and send messages.
The first thing you should have in mind is that you will have two options to use Skype, the first one is using it as an app, and the second one is using it on your browser so that you don’t need to install it.
If you are using it in your browser and you just want to make a call and allow other people to enter it via link you won't even need to register, but if you want to find your friends and colleagues in Skype you will need to have an account.
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