How to clear Skype history . In today’s guide, I will explain in detail how to clear Skype history from all devices. Whether you want a PC, using the Skype client for Windows and macOS or from the web version of the service, or from a smartphone or tablet.
Index of contents
- How to clear Skype history from your computer
- Skype for Windows and macOS
- From the Skype website
- How to clear Skype history from smartphones and tablets
How to clear Skype history from your computer
If you want to delete your Skype history from your computer , you can do it using the same Skype and its web version.
Skype for Windows and macOS
To delete conversations from Skype for Windows and macOS , start the latter and log into your account.
Once you have logged in, locate the conversation to be deleted, right-click on it, select Delete conversation and confirm the operation by pressing the Delete button .
As you probably already know, if you use the Skype client on your computer, the conversation history is saved on the local disk for a certain period of time. At the time of writing, an option that allows you to change these settings is not available in the Skype client for Windows and macOS (although it was possible in the past).
To permanently delete all cached conversations from the computer, you have to do it differently, by going to the folder where the copies of the chats are kept and deleting them from there.
To continue in Windows, close Skype (if it is open), open Windows File Explorer (the yellow folder icon located at the bottom left of the taskbar).
Paste the path C: Users (Username) AppData Roaming Skype in the text field located in the upper left corner (instead of (Username) you must enter the username with which you log into Windows) and give a Enter on the keyboard.
Then delete the folder in question by dragging it to the trash.
In the past, it was possible to delete all Skype conversations in one go, choose the time period within which the conversations should be automatically deleted from the computer, and it was even possible to make sure that history was not tracked at all. Unfortunately, after an update released in 2018, it is no longer possible to do this.
From the Skype website
You do not have the possibility to access your Skype account from its official client, because it is not yet installed on the computer you are working on. Don’t worry: if you wish, you can proceed directly from the browser using your Skype web version , whose interface resumes in all respects that of the client for Windows and macOS (which you can still download whenever you want).
To continue, connect to the Skype web login page, log into your account by entering your credentials in the appropriate text fields and pressing the access button .
Once you are logged in, locate the conversation you want to delete, right-click on it and then click the Delete conversation item from the menu that opens.
To confirm the operation, all you have to do is answer Delete to the question Delete conversation? and that’s it.
How to clear Skype history from smartphones and tablets
This operation is even simpler and more intuitive than the one we saw in the previous lines for PC. In fact, all you have to do is identify the conversation to be deleted and delete it using the appropriate option that appears on the screen.
To proceed to delete the Skype history from an Android device , first start the official application of the service by pressing the icon with the blue “S” on a white background located on the home screen or in the application drawer (the screen with all the applications installed on your device) and log into your Skype account.
After logging in, go to the chat , locate the conversation you want to delete from the history, and long tap on it.
Finally, select the Delete conversation item from the menu that opens and confirm the operation, answering Delete to the question Delete Skype chat. Do you want to delete this chat? .
To proceed to delete Skype history from an iPhone or iPad, you must follow more or less the same steps that I indicated in the previous paragraph dedicated to Android.
Even in this case, in fact, you have to start the official Skype application on your device and then log into your account.
Once you are logged in, go to the chat (by pressing the cloud icon located at the bottom left), locate the conversation you want to delete from the chat history, and long tap on its preview.
Select the item Delete conversation from the menu that opens, confirm the operation by answering Delete to the question Do you want to delete this chat? and that’s it.