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How will I know when someone sends me an instant message in Skype for Windows desktop?

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If you are signed in to Skype and you receive an instant message, an orange numbered badge is displayed at the top of the Recent tab. The number displayed indicates the number of conversations you have that contain unread instant messages.

After you’ve read the message, the orange dot disappears. 

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