What does that Skype exclamation mark in yellow triangle mean?


Aleksandar Ognjanovic
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Skype has taken a lot of changes recently, as we’ve said our final farewells to Classic Skype and the new, remodeled Skype 8.0 took over. We can say with certainty that the old Skype will be missed while slowly getting used to a new iteration of the most famous VoIP service.

For the time being, we’ll be talking about a variety of changes, and also give some insight into old features which found their place in the new Skype version. Like the exclamation mark in the yellow triangle sign which bamboozled some users. The explanation is below.

What does the exclamation mark sign stand for in Skype

Like in any other Windows application, you’ll run into a variety of prompts and warnings while using Skype. Some of them are intuitive and obvious, while others will make you wonder. The exclamation mark in a yellow triangle is a warning sign. It can warn you about all kinds of things, and it will pop-up from time to time.

If you’re seeing it frequently, especially beside messages or during calls, it suggests that your connection is at stake. If it stands beside a particular message, it means that the message isn’t sent and you should try again.

We already talked about message-sending issues in the newly-adopted Skype 8.0. And those kinds of issues are not exactly uncommon. What we suggest is checking your network settings and restarting Skype.

Furthermore, if you’re low on Skype credits, you’ll see the same prompt with the same exclamation sign. It reminds you to add more credits and avoid a sudden disconnection when calling a mobile or landline phone. So, basically, if you’re in doubt when the exclamation sign in the yellow triangle pops, check network and credits first.

It also can appear when your attention is needed, like updates or Skype credentials. If you changed your password for the associated Microsoft account, you’ll be prompted to sign in again. That’s it. Nothing to stress about, just your usual informative localized warning.

If you have any more questions regarding Skype, feel free to ask us in the comments section below. We’ll be glad to help you out.

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