Alternatively, from your profile, you can set your presence to Do Not Disturb to block chat notifications and let your contacts know you are currently unavailable. Calls will still come through, however. Learn more about how to control who you receive calls from.
Yes, you can control alerts for specific conversations in Skype. On Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14):
On Skype for Windows 10 (version 12):
There could be a few reasons why you might not be receiving notifications:
If you close the Skype app without signing out first, you might still receive notifications. If you want to stop these notifications, you can either disable them from your Settings or sign out before you close the app. Your computer may still play a sound for new messages even though you've turned notifications off in Skype. To stop your computer from playing a sound when you get a new Skype message, select Settings > Notifications, and then toggle Notification sounds off or on.
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