How to Make Skype Black

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How to Make Skype Black
Skype allows users to communicate via webcam, for free. (webcam image by Régis Verger from

Skype is a free software program that allows you to communicate with other Skype users all over the world. You can do this through traditional instant messaging--where you both type out what you want to say--or through using a webcam or a microphone, allowing you to talk directly to the person. Skype allows you to customise your experience, changing both the audio noises the program makes and the program's appearance.

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  1. 1

    Start Skype. If Skype is set to auto-launch when your computer starts, there will be a little blue "S" icon that you need to click on. If not, you will have to launch the program manually by finding the Skype icon and double-clicking it.

  2. 2

    Log in using the username and password you registered with.

  3. 3

    Once Skype is open, click on your username. This will bring up a different menu.

  4. 4

    On this menu, click on "Personalize." A separate window will pop up.

  5. 5

    Click on "Change Wallpaper." Your wallpaper is the background used by the Skype program. A new box titled "Set Your Skype Wallpaper" will appear.

  6. 6

    Select "Pick a Preset Color." This will open a new window which will show you a host of different colours.

  7. 7

    Choose black. Click "OK." Your Skype background will now be black.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use these steps to choose a custom wallpaper as well.
  • You cannot set a custom wallpaper if you're using Skype on a Mac or Linux operating system.

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