Manage Third Party Apps Access to Skype in Windows

Ever since Microsoft bought Skype, it has been gaining more and more popularity. There is hardly any smartphone today that does not come with one or another Skype apps installed. Skype is also available for desktop computers running Windows, Linux or Mac. In order to enhance Skype features, you can use third party apps that can access the Skype desktop clients for Windows using the Skype API. We have earlier reviewed an app iFree Skype Recorder that does that same. If you have allowed Skype access to a third party app and now want to change the access type or remove the permissions, then it can be done from the Skype desktop client interface easily.

You can follow these basic instructions to manage the third party applications access to Skype in Windows:

  1. First of all, open the Skype client and login to your Skype account. Once you have logged in, select Tools → Options from the menubar to open the options window.Manage Third Party Access in Skype
  2. In the Options window, select the Advanced category listed in the left side. Then click on Manage other program’s access to Skype link at the bottom.Manage Third Party Access in Skype
  3. This would show you a list of all the applications for which you have previously granted permissions to access your Skype client. You can completely remove the access by clicking on the Remove button.Manage Third Party Access in Skype
  4. You can also change the permissions type by clicking on the Change button and choose whether you want to allow access to Skype or not.Manage Third Party Access in Skype

The difference between removing the access and changing the access to “Do not allow”, is that the app will no longer bother you with access notifications in the latter case.