Skype Now Hides IP Addresses by Default

To beef up security for users — especially those in the gaming community — Skype will now hide IP addresses by default.

The Microsoft-owned chat service recently introduced the ability to hide your IP address, but has now enabled this setting by default in the latest version of its desktop and mobile apps.

"This measure will help prevent individuals from obtaining a Skype ID and resolving to an IP address," the Skype team wrote in a blog post. As Engadget noted, the move is intended to prevent online harassment in the gaming community, specifically.

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