Settings On Skype For Mac

FaceTime User Guide

In the FaceTime app on your Mac, use FaceTime preferences to change default options for using FaceTime.

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To change these preferences, sign in with your Apple ID, then choose FaceTime > Preferences. You can set the following options in Settings and Blocked.



Sign Out

Stop receiving FaceTime calls or phone calls on your Mac. You need to sign in again to use FaceTime. See Sign in to or out of FaceTime.

Note: Instead of signing out of or turning off FaceTime, you can turn on Do Not Disturb in Control Center, which prevents notifications from disturbing you. See Use Do Not Disturb.

Enable this account

Deselect to stop receiving FaceTime calls or phone calls on your Mac. You can set up the account without signing in again. See Sign in to or out of FaceTime.

You can be reached for FaceTime at

Select the checkboxes next to the email addresses and phone numbers that other people can use to call you in FaceTime. You can update this list on the Apple ID account website. See Choose how people can call you in FaceTime.

Calls from iPhone

If you set up your iPhone and Mac for phone calls, select to allow your Mac to use your iPhone to make and receive phone calls. These calls use cellular minutes.

Upgrade to Wi-Fi Calling

Allow your Mac to use your iPhone to make and receive phone calls in FaceTime.

This option only appears when you select Calls from iPhone and your iPhone is turned off or on a different Wi-Fi network.

Automatic Prominence: Speaking

For Group FaceTime calls, deselect to prevent the tile of the person speaking from becoming larger.

Allow Live Photos to be captured during Video calls

Allow the other person to capture a Live Photo from your Mac, iOS device, or iPadOS device during a FaceTime video call. See Take a Live Photo.

Start new calls from

If you have more than one email address or phone number set up, choose which one others see when you call them.


Choose the sound that is played when you receive a call. See Change FaceTime ringtones.


Change the country or region that your FaceTime account is registered as being in to ensure your calls use the correct telephone number format.

Default for calls

If you have more than one calling app on your Mac, choose the default app to start calls from. This also includes calls started from URLs in a telephone format.


Review addresses or phone numbers of callers that are blocked. See Block callers.

See alsoChange your view of a FaceTime call on MacMake calls in FaceTime on MacMake and receive phone calls in FaceTime on MacChoose a camera or microphone for FaceTime calls on MacApple Support article: If FaceTime isn’t working on your Mac

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  1. To access your settings in Skype: Select your profile picture. Select Settings. Choose from the following settings to make your changes: Note: You can access your Skype settings from any platform or device, but not all settings are available to change on every platform. Account & Profile Control your profile picture visibility.
  2. If you set this preference, it also will apply to Version 1.00.217856 and later of Teams for Mac and to Version 16.28 and later of Skype for Business for Mac. For other users, such as home users with an Office 365 (or Microsoft 365) subscription, only required diagnostic data is sent, unless the user chooses to also send optional diagnostic.
  3. Webcam Settings gives you more control over your FaceTime camera. A better solution is probably the Webcam Settings app, which you can grab for $7.99 in the Mac app store.