This article explains how to turn notifications on or off in Skype on Windows 11.
Skype is a popular video chat and messaging application by Microsoft. It allows users to make voice and video calls, send instant messages, and share files with other Skype users for free over the internet.
One can configure many settings with Skype, including turning contact-only Skype calls on or off, hiding or unhiding the Today tab, turning Auto-download photos and files on or off, pasting copied messages as quotes, changing text size, sending messages with Enter key, showing the mini menu when selecting text, and more.
When you use Skype on Windows, notifications for chats, calls, reactions, and others are turned on. These notifications inform users of events and scheduled meetings with friends, family, and partners.
There may be various reasons one would want to turn notifications on or off in Skype. For instance, if you receive too many notifications, it can be overwhelming and distracting. In such a case, turning off notifications can help you focus on other tasks without interruptions.
On the other hand, if you are waiting for an important message or call, turning notifications on ensures that you don’t miss it. Additionally, some people may want to turn off notifications during certain times of the day, such as during meetings or while sleeping, to avoid any disturbances.
Below are steps on how to manage notifications in Skype.
Manage notifications on Skype
As mentioned, Skype notifications can inform users of events and scheduled meetings with friends, family, and partners.
Too many notifications can be districting. Missing important invents, too, can be disastrous. Managing Skype notifications can help you stay informed and never miss important events.
Here’s how to do that.
First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.
Click the Settings and more ( …) button in the Skype window next to your profile picture and select Settings on the menu.
On the Settings page, select the Notifications on the left.
Select each notification tile under NOTIFICATIONS on the Notifications setting window and toggle the buttons to the On position to enable them.
To disable them, toggle the button back to the Off position.
- Chat notifications – Turn on or off notifications when you receive chat messages.
- Contact comes online notification – Turn on or off notifications when a contact comes online on Skype.
- Reaction – Turn on or off notifications when someone reacts to your message.
- Notification sounds – Turn on or off playing sounds for new messages.
- Tips & Tricks – Turn on or off in-app notifications from Skype.
- Scheduled call notifications – Turn on or off notifications for scheduled calls.
- Poll notifications – Turn on or off notifications for polls.
Additional notification settings can be configured in Skype during Do not disturb sessions in Windows.
On the Skype Notifications settings page, under DO NOT DISTURB, turn on or off notifications during “Do not disturb” sessions in Windows.
The Do Not Disturb settings in Skype allow you to keep notifications turned on but off when Windows is in a Do Not Disturb session.
That should do it!
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