How To Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar Without Quitting?

Skype is no Doubt one of the best product of Microsoft and millions of people are using its video calling feature. But after the recent launching of Facebook and WhatsApp’s calling feature the popularity of Skype is fading day by day. Still, there is hardcore skype lover exist in some corner of this planet. So this article is especially for all of them.

Skype icon on the taskbar

Skype users know that when you close the application it was still running in the Background and you can see Skype Icon on the Taskbar (as shown in the image). If you really want to Close skype either you need to Right click on Skype Icon and Press QUIT or you can stop software using Task Manager.

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

In any operating system If you don’t use any application and if it’s still running in the background then it occupies your Memory (RAM) and slow down your device performance (Hang the system if your have low RAM). So it’s important to Close those applications especially when you turn on PC some software just startup by Default like Skype and Utorrent. In this post, we are going to discuss how you can Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar Without Quitting and place it to system tray as shown in below figure.

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

It takes less than 5 minutes to Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar Without Quitting using Skype’s setting option. You just have to follow these steps. (Meanwhile also follow Image instructions)

  • First of all, Open your Skype Software on PC

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

  • As you can see there is a Tab called TOOLS => Click on Tools => Select Options. 

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

  • Now in Option => Click on Advance Option => Uncheck the Box Called “Keep Skype in the Taskbar While I am Signed in” => Save Settings

Remove Skype Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar

From this point whenever you close the skype app it won’t show on your Desktop but It moves to your Notification Tray as shown in Image 2. It will continue running in the background but if you want to completely close the application you can Right-click on the app and click on Quite Skype option. Once you quite skype you will no longer able to get any messages and calls from Skype.

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