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How to change Skype themes on Windows 10?

By Alexandra Bagratian | January 21, 2019 |

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Dating back to time immemorial (2003, to be precise), good old Skype remains king of the hill: in 2019, one can hardly imagine a desktop without the app. Its success is due in large part to the fact that Microsoft bought the app in 2011 – now Skype is part of the Windows 10 environment, which makes it incredibly popular with millions of users all over the world.

To be honest, Skype is really cool. The tech giant has put a lot of effort into the software, making it a convenient tool for both business and pleasure. The latest version of Skype for Desktop is fast, reliable, and intuitive. Another great thing about it is that the app offers a more personalized experience. Now you have more control when it comes to choosing how your Skype is displayed: for instance, you can select a theme and color for the app, which is really exciting – and which is why you are here, right? So, no more stalling, it is time to answer your questions.

How do I change my theme in Skype on desktop on Windows 10?

Changing themes in Skype has never been easier. For example, today you can enjoy the long-anticipated dark theme. We think it is time to give it a try (you can easily switch back to the traditional light mode if you don’t like the novelty). So, here is what you should do to go dark and stylish:

  1. Launch the Skype app.
  2. Click on your profile picture. Alternatively, you can click on the three-dot icon on the right.
  3. Select Settings. Navigate to Appearance.
  4. Under Modes, select Dark. The change will take effect immediately. If you don’t like what you see, click on the Reverse button located in the top right-hand corner.
  5. If you cannot resolve the
    problem yourself, you can
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Now you know how to make Skype black on Windows 10.

How do I change my profile color in Skype?

The latest version of Skype on Windows 10 offers 6 profile colors to choose from.

Here is where you can find them:

  1. Run your desktop Skype.
  2. Click the profile picture.
  3. Scroll down to Settings.
  4. From the left-pane menu, select Appearance.
  5. In the right pane, navigate to the Color section.

You are free to select any profile color you like.


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If your Skype is having issues, here is how you can make it work on Windows 10. Meanwhile, keep in mind that laggy, slow or unstable apps are often a sign of serious system problems. So, if Skype is not the only app that is acting weird, you should perform a comprehensive system check-up. Doing that manually is obviously an incredibly time-consuming task, so we recommend you to employ a dedicated tool for that purpose. For example, Auslogics BoostSpeed will remove junk from your PC, tweak your system and Internet settings and clean up your registry, thereby preventing system and app crashes, lags and freezes.

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