How to Change Your Privacy Settings
1. Go to "Settings" - "Privacy"
2. Go to "Change Contact Permissions" and choose either "Anyone" or "Friends only". If you want to receive fewer messages, make sure this option is set to "Friends only" so only your friends can contact you.
If you don't want to make new friends on italki, you can uncheck the "Allow people to send me friend requests" box.
If you don't want to be contacted by people looking for language partners, uncheck the "Profile is visible on the language partner search page".
Other Privacy Settings
If you would like to hide your friend list, you can uncheck the "Allow people to view my friends".
If you would like to hide all of your student history (Lesson History and Reviews as a student) from your user profile, you can uncheck the "Allow people to view my lesson history".