This is caused by the ads on Skype.
Unfortunately, there are no options available on your Skype to turn off these annoying ads. Skype software developers would not do anything on this as it is their revenue source.
But, we will show you the easy process to remove ads on Skype completely.
How does this work?...
Skype is a very famous application where you can easily send lots of free messages and make free calls to your friends and family. We also use it for our business and personal purpose. It worked nicely over time but the advertisements made this app heavy and more Data consuming.
Skype is very simple and user-friendly software. When you are typing or chatting with your friend, ads take a significant portion in that area. So, typically it creates an embarrassing situation.
The Best part here…
If you want to get rid of those ads then this content will surely do all of that easily on your Windows PC.
Bonus: I will share with you multiple ways to block those ads. There are two ways I have revealed on this article.
How to Block Skype Ads Permanently?Just follow the step-by-step guide below to easily block annoying Ads in Skype–
1. Open Control Panel
2. View by Category Mode
3. Click on Network and Sharing Center
4. Click on Internet Options
5. Click on Security Tab
6. Press on Sites
7. Type https://apps.skype.com & Click on Add
After clicking on site button, just type https://apps.skype.com in the box and click on Add button.
8. Click Close Button
Next, click on the close button and then click OK. After that, you have to 'restart' your Skype so that your changes take effects on an advertisement. Once you saved your settings, you would not see any ads on your Skype home screen.
The best part?... You should know this:
If you have just updated your Skype then you may have to take some extra steps to block ads completely in your Skype.
Because when you upgrade your Skype application, your application is updated to their new program. So, for this, you have to do some extra activities which are shown in 'Method 2'.
Remove Skype Ads in Latest VersionIf above method does not work, this will help you for sure. Just follow the steps one by one to get your problem solved for ads--
1. Go to Help Menu
2. Select “Show Hidden files, Folders or Drives” from View Section
3. Edit config.XML File
After clicking on Skype, you can see your Skype username and then click on it. Here you will see “config.XML” file.
Right-click on it and choose Edit option. Here will come a new window.
Then press Ctrl+F and type <AdvertPlaceholder> into the box to find that line and click on find next, then delete the entire line. Then press the cancel button to save the settings.
QUICK TIPS: Go to this way and you will find it easily- C:\users\[Your User Name]\App Data\Roaming\Skype\[Your Skype Username].
4. Mark Read Only
5. Restart Your Skype
How to Update your Skype?If you want to update your Skype then you can easily do it by few simple steps. Just follow these steps below—
1. Click help
Simply click on “Help” menu which is showing on top of the Skype.
2. Click on Check for Updates
After clicking on Help menu, you will find “Check for Updates”. Then click on it.
Note: After clicking there, your Skype application will take updates automatically, you don’t have to do anything further and you can enjoy the latest & ads free Skype for the best.