How To Hide Your IP Address on Skype

October 2016

Skype relies on P2P technology to enable direct IP-based connections between Skype users. A result of using such technology is that the public IP of the user is disclosed during Skype-to-Skype calls.

This guide will teach you how to hide your IP address when making calls to people who aren't in your contact list.

Stop Skype for Desktop from Disclosing Your IP

Open Skype and click on Tools > Options. Go to Advanced settings > Connections and tick the Allow direct connections to your contacts only checkbox:

Click on Apply to save your new settings.

How To Prevent the Skype App from Disclosing Your IP

Open the Skype app. Tap on the Menu > Settings and scroll to the Privacy section. Toggle the Direct connections only switch On:

Moving forward, Skype will only allow direct connections with people who are in your contact list. Connections with non-contact users will be made through Microsoft servers.

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