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Skype for Business, Adding a Picture to Your Profile

On this page, you can learn how to add a picture to your Unified Communications profile through Skype for Business or from Illinois Directory

Using the Skype for Business client directly:

1. Open the Skype for Business client on a Windows computer, click your profile picture / silhouette and make sure "Show my picture" is selected.  Click Edit or Remove Picture to open a new browser window to the Outlook webapp.  After you log in with your NetID, choose "Upload a new picture" and save.
SfB Pic

Using your Illinois Directory profile picture in Skype for Business:

1. You will first need to upload your picture to the web and create a link to that picture. There are many ways to do this using different sites on the internet, but one recommended way to do this is through the directory.

2. First, go to Then search for yourself using the search box.

Illinois Directory Search

3. Once you select your name, you should see a small pencil icon at the top of your directory entry. Click this pencil.

Illinois Directory Edit Profile

4. Once you click that pencil, you will be directed to login with your NetID and password. Then you will see this screen. Click the photo tab at the top.

Illinois Directory Edit Photo

5. You will now be given the option to choose a file to upload. Please choose an appropriate image file to upload and click the Upload button. Please note that your image must be 250 pixels wide by 300 pixels tall.

Illinois Directory Photo Upload

6. Once you have uploaded, you should see your image on the screen.  Right click your photo and click "Copy Link"


7. Go to your Windows Skype for Business client. Login to the client and click your profile icon / silhouette at the top left hand corner of the client.

8. You will see a screen that has an option to Show a Picture from a Web Address. Insert the copied image link from above and click Connect to Picture. Once you do this, you should see your picture pop up. Click on OK and you should now have your profile picture set.


NOTE: To change your picture, you must follow this whole process again.

Using the iMark as your profile picture

If you would like to have an image available in Skype for Business but don't want to use a personal picture, you can use the iMark as your profile picture.

Keywords:Lync, photo, profile, illinois directory, Lync 2010, Lyn 2013, upload, imark, facebook, linkedin, Skype for Business   Doc ID:50335
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-10 17:58 CDTUpdated:2022-01-10 15:50 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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