Skype for Business 2016 – How to disabled tabbed conversations

By default Skype for Business 2016 will group all conversations into a single window – providing tabs to switch between them. The issue for many is that this makes it harder to notice and access conversations with new messages.

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The steps below show how to disable the tabbed conversations feature.

  1. Right-click on the Skype for Business icon in the taskbar and click on ‘Skype for Business 2016’
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  3. Click on the cog icon at the top right of the window
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  5. In the left menu click on ‘IM’
  6. Untick the ‘Enable tabbed conversations’ option
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