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How do I manage notifications on my Android?

You can turn on or off any of the Skype notifications for your Android phone or Android tablet from the Notifications menu.  

To access Notifications

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap the device's menu button, or tap the menu icon .
  3. From your profile, scroll down to the bottom, and tap Settings.
  4. Tap Notifications.
Skype for Android notification settings
  • Turn off all notifications: Tap the Notifications slider at the top of the screen to change it to OFF.

  • Test Push Notifications: Tap Test Push Notifications to check whether your device is capable of receiving push notifications. You may get an error message explaining why your notifications are not working. In order to receive notifications, you need to be connected, signed in, and have notifications enabled in the app, on your device and allowed by the network you are connected to. Learn more if your device is unable to connect to Skype.

  • Turn off new Instant Message notifications (for 1:1 chats): Tap the  New instant message slider to change it to OFF.

    Group instant messages are managed using the individual group conversation settings, Learn more. 

  • To turn on or off notification sounds, lights, or vibrations, use the checkboxes next to those options.

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