This article is also available for:
If you are signed in to Skype and you receive an instant message when the conversation window is not open, a numbered badge will appear next to the contact in the sidebar. The number displayed indicates the number of unread messages in the conversation.
A red numbered badge will also appear on the Skype icon in the dock. This indicates the number of conversations with unread messages.
If you receive a new instant message from participants in a voice or video call, you can see this icon:
Click it to read the instant message.
Learn more about sending instant messages.
Why has this not helped?
Please let us know why we couldn't help you today
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback Thank you for feedback! For further sources of help, you can always search or read answers to questions in our community. Visit the community
See what people are saying about "Instant messaging and SMS" in the Skype Community.
Your friendly step-by-step guides to using Skype