How to block unidentified callers in Skype?


Skype is now a popular platform even used by corporate for having video chatting as well as conferences. By making use of Skype, users can involve in conversation with their friends as well as relatives by means of making free internet calls. This VoIP service has gained traction among masses ever since its launch.

Along with advantages there is a flip side too. There are possibilities that the users might receive calls or e-mails from people who are trying to sell out something. It can also be a scam. The same problem exists in Skype too.


People can try to spam Skype users by just locating them with the search option and then try calling them to talk about any specific promotional plans. Among the youth too, there is a trend of girls or women getting calls from guy whom they don’t know.

The article below provides users with a few steps by which they can block the unidentified callers in Skype.

How to block unidentified callers in Skype?

Users will have to navigate towards the menu that denotes Tools in Skype

  • Users will have to click on the tab that denotes ‘Options’

  • Now the users can see a new page getting popped up

  • On the left side of the page, users can see an option Privacy with a key shaped icon

  • Click on the Privacy option

  • Now the users will be taken to a page that denotes ‘Privacy Settings’

  • Users can see two options with radio buttons next to it

  • The two options are for letting either anyone to contact or only for to allow people in user’s contact list to contact


    Users will have to click on the radio button of the second option that denotes ‘Only Allow people in my contact list to contact me’

  • Then the users will have to save the settings before leaving the screen

    There is also another option by means of which users can block the unidentified callers in Skype. It is the ‘Block this person’ option. Users can simply right click on any contact that the user thinks is spamming and then click on ‘Block this Person’ option.

    It also has to be noted that blocking contacts cannot be considered as a permanent process. Users will have to remove the contact name for permanently removing the specific contact from the list. Otherwise the name will remain on the list.

    That’s it. Now the users can sense a sigh of relief from the unknown callers in Skype by blocking those contacts.

    This is how users can block unidentified callers in Skype by means of using the Privacy Settings option as well as ‘Block this person’ option.

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