Delete a Skype call

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  1. Remove all evidence from this chat
  2. Delete a Skype call on macOS or Windows
  3. Delete a Skype call on a smartphone or tablet
  4. Delete a conversation in Skype Online
  5. Delete a conversation in Skype for Business

Remove all evidence from this chat

By default, Skype keeps a log of all your text conversations. This is helpful if you ever need to go back to reference a specific chat you’ve had in the past, but it also poses a potential privacy or security risk if you’ve had discussions that you want to make sure are between you and the other party If you use Skype a lot, these archived conversations can also become a form of digital clutter; one you may want to remove.

Skype makes it easy to delete your old chat recordings, but keep in mind that you can’t recover them once they’re gone. Also, don’t worry about offending anyone because the person you’re chatting with won’t know that you deleted the archived text.

Delete a Skype call on macOS or Windows

Follow the instructions below to delete an archived Skype conversation on macOS or Windows; the steps are identical on both platforms.

  1. Launch the Skype app and sign in if necessary.

  2. A list of your previous contacts along with everyone’s recorded chats should be visible in the left menu bar. Find the one you want to delete and right click on it.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select Remove conversation

  4. A message will appear asking if you really want to delete this conversation permanently. Select remove to end the process.

  5. Your archived conversation with the corresponding contact should be deleted.

Delete a Skype call on a smartphone or tablet

Follow the steps below to delete a saved Skype conversation on an Android or iOS device. As in the instructions above for macOS and Windows, the steps are the same on Android and iOS devices.

  1. Launch the Skype app and sign in if necessary.

  2. A list of your contacts along with previous conversations should now be visible. If not, click chats in the lower left corner of the screen.

  3. Find the conversation you want to delete. Press and hold this selection until a pop-up menu appears.

  4. Click Remove conversation

  5. A message will appear asking if you really want to delete this chat. Click remove

  6. Your archived conversation with the corresponding contact should be deleted.

Delete a conversation in Skype Online

Many users choose the browser version of Skype rather than the app itself. In these cases, archived conversations are not available and therefore cannot be deleted online. If you have a Skype call that you want to delete, you’ll need to download the appropriate app for your platform and follow the instructions above.

Delete a conversation in Skype for Business

Skype for Business is significantly different from the consumer version of the messaging service. Unlike Skype for the various platforms mentioned above, Skype for Business is commonly used by businesses and small organizations for communication and meetings. However, the process for deleting saved conversations is very similar.

macOS/Windows

  1. Launch the Skype for Business app, sign in if necessary.

  2. Select tab Conversations represented by a clock icon and in the center of the Skype toolbar.

  3. A list of your past conversations should now be displayed. Select the one you want to remove so that it is highlighted.

  4. Right click on your choice.

  5. When the drop-down menu appears, select Remove conversation

  6. It should be noted that in some corporate configurations, Skype conversations are also stored in Microsoft Outlook in the folder Call Log † You can also delete call logs here, just like you would delete an email.

Android/IOS

  1. Launch the Skype for Business app, sign in if necessary.

  2. The list of archived conversations should appear under recent

  3. Find the chat you want to delete and press and hold to highlight it.

  4. Swipe left to open the button remove displayed as a trash can icon.

  5. Click remove to delete this conversation from the Skype for Business archive.

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