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Skype for Business, Change your picture
On this page, you can learn how to add or change your profile photo in Skype for Business.
Your Skype for Business picture also appears in other Office programs you might use, including Outlook.
Read on to learn how to change the photo or image that displays with your Skype for Business contact and presence info.
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:
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
In the Skype for Business main window, click your picture.
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
In the Skype for Business main window, click the Options button , and then click My Picture.
In My Picture options, under My picture, click Edit or Remove Picture to open your Office 365 About me page.
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 others’. To hide your picture from other users, see the previous section.
In the Skype for Business main window, click the Options button, and then click Personal.
In Personal options, under Show pictures, clear the Show pictures of contacts check box.