What is the typing indicator in Skype for Windows desktop?


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The typing indicator is the little pencil animation that appears in your text box. When a contact is writing you an instant message, you’ll see the pencil writing. When a contact deletes what they’ve written, the animation will change into a pencil rubbing out.

This feature is turned on by default, but can be turned off manually. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. From the menu bar, select Tools, then Options.
  3. Select IM & SMS from the options on the left.
  4. Click Show advanced Options and remove the tick next to Show when I am typing.

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