Skype – How to turn off animation effects of emoticons

By Laura

Animation effects of available emoticons on Skype may make others laugh but make you feel like in a jumble. You can turn off this effect on Skype directly with ease.

In any chat software, e.g. Skype, emoticons not only help you express your status to other people but also make your stories more exciting. Some emoticons have quite vivid animation effects, but you can turn off these effects on Skype directly if you do not like them.

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Turn off animation effects of emoticons on Skype

Step 1: Open and log in your Skype account.

Step 2: On the toolbar, select Tools -->Options (or use Ctrl +, key combination)


Step 3: Select Tab IM & SMS -->IM appearance. On the right window, deselect Show animate emoticons -->Save to save the settings.

If you want to completely turn off emoticons and only display them in the form of a normal code, you need to deselect Show emoticons.

Thus, after setting this mode, emoticons will automatically stand still on your screen while they still have animation effects on the screen of those who are chatting with you.

If you do not want to use Skype as your default chat software, you can download other online chat softwares available from

Wish you success!

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