How can I make my Skype theme dark (or light)?

You might be asking yourself: Is there a dark theme for Skype? Yes there is, and there's also a light theme, just like in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Both themes are available in Skype for Windows 10, Android, and iOS. In this guide, we share how to change your Skype theme to dark or light, depending on what you want, on all platforms:

How to enable the Dark Theme or the Light Theme in Skype for Windows 10

On your Windows 10 PC or device, open Skype. Then, sign in with your account, and click or tap the three dots near your name. In the menu that opens, click or tap Settings.

Accessing Skype's settings in Windows 10

You can also click or tap on your name, and then on Settings, for the same result. After the Skype settings have been loaded, go to Appearance. There, look for the Modes section, where you can enable the Dark or Light theme. You can also set Skype to "Use system setting" so that it uses the same theme as Windows 10.

Go to Skype's Appearance settings

The selected theme is applied right away by Skype.

Changing the Skype theme

There are also Accessible modes, with the High contrast light and High contrast dark themes that you may want to try and see if you enjoy using them. To switch between themes, follow the same steps, and choose the theme you want.

NOTE: If you want to take things further and enable the Dark theme or the Light theme in Windows 10, Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Edge, read the following tutorials:

How to enable the Dark Theme or the Light Theme in Skype for Android

On your Android smartphone or tablet, open the Skype app, and sign into your account. Then, tap on your picture, on the top side of the app.

Tap on your name in Skype for Android

Next, tap on Settings.

Access the Settings in Skype for Android

In the list of available Skype settings, tap Appearance.

Go to Skype's Appearance settings

Finally, you can choose your Skype theme:

  • Light
  • Dark
  • High contrast light
  • High contrast dark
Choose the Skype theme

To save the selected theme as the default for Skype, tap Apply.

Tap the Apply button in Skype for Android

The Skype app now uses the theme that you have selected.

How to enable the Dark Theme or the Light Theme in Skype for iPhone and iPad

On your iPhone or iPad, open the Skype app, and sign into your account. Then, tap on your picture, on the top side of Skype.

Tap on your name in Skype for iOS

In the list of options that is shown, tap on Settings.

Access the Settings in Skype for iOS

Next, tap Appearance.

Go to Skype's Appearance settings

Choose the Skype theme that you want, by tapping on it:

  • Light
  • Dark
  • High contrast light
  • High contrast dark
Choose the Skype theme

To save the selected theme as the default for Skype, tap Apply.

Tap the Apply button in Skype for iOS

Which Skype theme do you like the most: the Dark Theme or the Light Theme?

Both Skype themes are good looking, but the Dark Theme seems to be more popular these days. Try them both, and maybe also the high contrast themes. Before closing this tutorial tell us which Skype theme you prefer and why. :)