How to Block Unwanted Calls on Skype

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Skype users can block unsolicited calls from anyone they choose. Here's how to block unwanted calls on Skype:

Things You'll Need

  • Skype account

Block Calls From a Contact

  • Log in to your Skype account and click the Contacts tab--it shows a silhouette of a person--in the center section of the window.

  • Right-click the name of the contact, which will open a pop-up window.

  • Click "Block User" in the pop-up window.

Block Calls From Non-Contacts

  • Click "View" on the menu at the top of your application window.

  • Click "Statusbar" in the View menu only if it is not already checked.

  • Locate the status bar at the bottom of the Skype window. Click the downward-pointing arrow to view your options.

  • Prevent calls from people who are not on your contact list by disabling the "Skype Me" mode. See the Tips section below for other options.

Tips & Warnings

  • An "X" in a faded talk bubble signifies that you are offline or have chosen to remain invisible.
  • A checkmark on a green talk bubble indicates that you are online and ready for chatting by phone or computer.
  • A white clock on a green talk bubble signifies that you are online but away from your computer.
  • A gray clock on a green talk bubble means that you are online but not available for chatting.
  • A red circle with a white bar indicates that you are online but do not want to be disturbed.
  • Do not accept unsolicited chat or call invitations unless you are prepared to remain on the other party's contact list.
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