How to Add a Photo to a Skype Contact

By Danielle Gream

By default, Skype users who haven't selected profile images are assigned a generic image as their avatars. You have probably noticed that a few of your Skype contacts appear this way. While you may wish to add an image for your contacts, pictures can only be added by the contact himself. However, you can use the straightforward instructions provided to walk your contact through the process. In no time, you'll see his uploaded image next to his name in your contact list.

Things You'll Need

  • A .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp or .png image or webcam

Step 1

Sign into your Skype account from your computer.

Step 2

Click the "Skype" button from the menu bar.

Step 3

Select "Profile," then "Change Your Picture..." from the list.

Step 4

Click the "Browse" button. Select an image from your computer, or click the "Take Video Snapshot" button to take an photo using your Webcam. After taking snapshot, click "Save Snapshot."

Step 5

Click "OK" to set the image as your Skype avatar.