How to Disable Skype Banner Ads in Windows?

Disable Skype Banner Ads

How do I disable Skype banner ads from Skype in Windows? If you are already a Skype user, you must have noticed banner Ads on top and the right side of Skype application.

Sometimes, these promotional Ads on Skype make us too annoyed.

Many users don’t want to see these ads on Skype and want to disable Skype banner ads. Luckily, we do have a solution to stop those Ads to display on Skype App.

What is Skype for Windows?

Skype is a very good option to make audio and video calls to individuals and group chats over the internet to any country and region.

Most of the home users, use Skype App to interact with their family members who are living far from them.

Even, many office users also use Skype App for professional use to make conference calls and group chats.

In order to use Windows Skype App, you just need an Internet connection and a computer with a webcam.

Let’s come back to the topic. Here is an example of Ad images on Skype are below:

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How to Remove Skype Ads?

Step 1. Navigate to the Windows Control Panel.

To open the Windows control panel, press Win + R and it will open the Run Dialog box.

Type control then click OK. Once the control panel is open, navigate to and click Internet Options.

The second option to open the control panel is to use the keyboard combination Win + R, will open Run dialog box for you then, type the command inetcpl.cpl and hit on OK button.

The above both ways will open Internet Properties for you.

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Step 2. Now go to the Security Tab. Click on the Restricted Sites icon then the Sites button below it.

Step 3. Type into the text box and click Add. This will be added under Websites once you click on the Add button.

Then click on the Close button.

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Step 4. Finally, click Apply and OK to close Internet Properties. By doing this, the changes have been applied.

Now, the only thing you need to do is, Quit the Skype App and open it once again.

Alternatively, you may restart your computer and check back on the Skype app.

You will notice that currently there are no Ads in Skype. This is the easiest and quickest way to disable Skype banner ads in Windows.

[Read: How to Disable Skype Auto Updates Permanently?]

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