Skype is one of the widely most used instant messaging platforms available today for Windows 10 and multiple other platforms. Folks can use it to send messages, make calls, share files, and much more, so right away we can see it’s a bit of a jack of all trades.
Now, sending and receiving messages is common on Skype users, therefore, one can understand the anger a person would experience if they are not getting notifications that alert them to a new message. This is definitely another problem, so let’s look into how this can be fixed.
Skype notifications are not working
If you are not receiving Skype notifications, fixing this problem is pretty simple, so keep reading to learn how to overcome it and move on with your business.
- Are you signed in?
- Check your status
- Is Notification turned off?
- Is Focused Assist turned on?
- Other reasons.
Let us talk about this in more detail.
1] Are you signed in?
Whenever you’re not signed into Skype, you will not see notifications for new messages, or even for voice calls. You need to check if you’re not signed in, then do so, and from there, notifications should be sent directly to you in the future.
Additionally, you should make sure notification for conversations is turned on. Look at the top-left for the bell icon, then click on it to turn on notifications.
2] Check your status
You can change your status from Active, Away, Do Not Disturb, and Invisible. If your status is set to Do Not Disturb, the app will not send notifications your way, so you will need to change that. The best option is to change it to Active or Away, and that should do the trick.
3] Is Notification turned off?
One of the reasons why you are having problems could have everything to do with the notifications being turned off. To check, go to Settings on Skype, then navigate to Notifications, and from here, the user can turn on and off Chat Notifications among other things.
From this section, the user can even change how Do Not Disturb works. By default, it blocks notifications, but you can set it to receive notifications if this is what you need.
4] Is Focused Assist turned on?
Heres the thing, Focus Assist can affect many apps, so it’s always a good idea to turn it off is things have taken a surprising turn. OK, so to turn it off, click the Action Center icon on the taskbar, then click on Focus assist to cycle through the available settings: either Priority Only, Alarms Only, or Off.
If you are not seeing Focus Assist, then select Expand, and from there, more options should appear before your eyes.
5] Other reasons
Some other reasons could be:
- Verify that you haven’t turned Skype notifications off from your device settings.
- Make sure you haven’t turned notifications off for a specific conversation.
- Make sure you’re using the latest version of Skype.
We hope this helps you resolve the issue.