How to disable emoticons in Skype on Windows PC

Skype is the most popular text messaging and video calling service which saves money on international calls and it become an essential application for any user. It is very easy to install on any smartphone or Windows PC which offers essential Instant Messaging features. As we spend much time on Skype, it is best know about all its features and possibilities.

Skype supports emoticons, which are the symbols that are used to express the mood of the person in the conversation. These emoticons make your conversation more excited with the animations. Skype features lots of emoticons which automatically turn the characters you type into different symbols. If you are not the one who use emoticons, then if you want to disable it then here is how to do it.


How to disable emoticons in Skype on Windows PC

  • Open the Skype app and log in to your account and then click on Tools and from the drop down click on Options. Now select IM appearance option from the left pane.
  • Now in the right side pane, uncheck Show emoticons option and then click on save button.

Instead of seeing the actual emoticons, you will see the text that is associated with the specific emoticon. If your conversation is something crucial then the emoticon text can be annoying.

If you cannot disable using the above method, then go to,

C:Users<user name>AppDataRoaming

Here delete the SkypeEmoticons folder. If you are not allowed to do so, then open Task Manager and here delete the task SE.exe and delete the above mentioned folder.

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