How do I turn off notifications in Skype for Windows desktop?

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You can customise which notifications pop up in the lower right of your screen whilst Skype is running.

To turn notifications on or off:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the main menu, click Tools > Options... and then Notifications. The Notifications settings panel displays.
  3. Un-tick which notifications you wish to turn off.
  4. Click Save.

You can turn off the following notifications for when someone:

  • Comes online (Skype & Facebook)
  • Goes offline  (Skype & Facebook)
  • Starts an IM with you
  • Sends you a file
  • Requests your contact details
  • Leaves you a voice message
  • Has a birthday
  • Sends you contacts

You can also turn off notifications for particular conversations. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In your Recent list, click on the conversation for which you would like to turn off notifications.
  3. In the main menu, go to Conversation > Notification Settings...
  4. Tick Do not notify me.
  5. Click OK.

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