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Get rid of Skype ads in Chat Screen (6.13)
One of the more annoying things about the buy-out of Skype by Microsoft is the classic Windows Live model of bombarding the user with as many ads as possible in the UI. The most recent offense is a new banner ad that appears at the top of every single chat window in Skype. This is where I had enough as it actually interfered with the aesthetics of the UI and drove me a little nuts. So I set out to find a way to block this ad for now and I came up with a way to do just that, so I figured I would share the method with all of you. FYI this method only works on Windows as it depends on Internet Explorer settings.
Just follow these simple instructions and enjoy an ad free Skype experience (until Microsoft finds a new way to shove these ads down our throats in a new version of Skype.)
- Open Internet Explorer
- Go to Internet Options
- Under the Security tab click on “Restricted sites” and click the “sites” button
- Type in “https://apps.skype.com/” (without the quotes) and click add
- Click Close and then apply it.
- In Skype go to your home screen and then back to a chat screen and the ad should be gone
Enjoy this method to achieve ad free in Skype, at least for now. I will either update this post or make a new one at a later date if this method stops working.