Minimize Uninvited or Unwanted Calls on Skype

Skype’s privacy settings are easy to manage. The Voice over Internet Protocol service offers a multitude of options that enable a user configure settings to prevent unwanted calls or spam messages. Consider a situation where your friend wants to share with you a video file whose contents are not suitable for public viewing. If you have the video sharing parameters already set to automatic, the sharing may bring you embarrassment in public. Therefore, it is at best, to keep such features turned off and enable them only when needed.

Unwanted Calls on Skype

Here’s a short tutorial explaining you how you can ‘Control who can send a you video and share their screen with you’ on Skype. With it, you can minimize the chances of answering uninvited calls.

  • Go to the Start Screen and look for the ‘Skype’ tile. Start Skype!
  • Click the tile to launch the app.

Launch Skype

  • Upon launching the app, move the mouse cursor to the lower right-hand corner of your computer screen. From the charms-bar that appears, select settings.
  • Next, choose ‘Options’.

Skype Options

  • Instantly, you will be presented with the Skype Settings screen.
  • Here, in the Options window, under Video, select the drop-down menu next to Incoming video and screen sharing, then select Start automatically or Ask.

Ask optiion

  • Once you select the ‘Ask’ option, you will notice ‘Answer incoming calls automatically’ option is set to ‘No’.

No calls

Thus, just by following these simple steps, you can ensure that your Skype account is safe. If interested, you can also check out our post – Skype Privacy Settings, Groups and Video Calls.

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