How do mood messages work?

A mood message is a simple little message you add to your profile to let your friends know what you’re up to or what mood you’re in. It could be a witty comment, quote, a web link, or any random piece of information you'd like everyone to see.

Adding a message or link to your mood

To add a message or a web link to your mood:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Under the menu bar, click your display name. Your profile opens in the main window.
  3. Click in the field next to the Mood, then enter your new mood message, or copy and paste a web link.

The field to enter or edit a mood message

  1. Click the tick icon or press Enter. Your contacts can now see your mood message, or click the link you provided. To cancel the message you’ve just entered, click X.

A mood message displayed in a profile.

If you don’t want to have a mood message displayed in your profile, just click in the mood message field, delete it, then click the tick icon or press Enter.

Checking mood messages

You can check your and your contacts’ mood messages in the Skype Home window:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the Skype toolbar, select the Skype Home icon.

    The Skype Home icon selected in the Skype toolbar.

    Your contacts’ mood messages display in the main window.

Removing your old mood messages

If you want to remove your old mood messages from Skype Home, you’ll need to delete or rename the keyval.db file in your computer:

  1. Close Skype. To do this, simply right-click the Skype icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen, then select Quit.
  2. Press the Windows The Windows key. + R key combination on your keyboard.
     
  3. Type %appdata%\skype in the Run dialog box, then click OK.
  4. Select the folder with your Skype Name and open it.
  5. In the folder, locate the keyval.db file, then delete or rename it.

The next time you start Skype, a new version of the keyval.db file is created and all the old mood messages are removed from your Skype Home.

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