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How to set a Skype status with custom text on Windows Android iOS

How to set a Skype status with custom text

How to set a Skype status with custom text

How to set a Skype status with custom text? Why would you want to do this? There are a lot of reasons actually.

You may be happy, and want to tell your contacts how you are feeling, without actually sending them a message. Or you may be angry or sad, well you get the idea, right?

Now, there is a mood status, but it’s vague and boring. What you need is a Skype status with custom text. That would be cool. You can set a proverb, or a quote, or even your favourite line from a movie as your status.

Changing the Skype status is slightly tricky. You would expect it to be in the settings menu, right? But, Microsoft uses a mobile style menu even for the desktop application of Skype, so you actually have to use your account settings to set it.

How to set a Skype status with custom text

1. Click on your photo (aka profile pic or avatar or DP), or your name, in the top left corner.

How to set a Skype status with custom text
2. There will be a line which reads “Tell your friends what you’re up to.
3. This is actually a clickable text box. You can also click on the pencil icon for this action.How to set a Skype status with custom text
4. Now, you can enter whatever Skype status with custom text, and that will be visible to your contacts.How to set a Skype status with custom text

This also works on the Skype mobile apps for Android and iOS.

There you go, that’s how to set a Skype status with custom text. Easy, wasn’t it?

In case you are still using the Skype Classic version, i.e. Skype 7, you should know that it will be discontinued soon, in favour of the next gen app, Skype 8. It’s not as bad as you might think, it is like the Windows 10 Skype app, and is stable and actually pretty good.

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