How to Delete Old Skype Messages

Skype is a full-fledged chat messenger that allows users to make video and voice calls. For future references and to maintain the records, it saves all the text messages that users have typed and received while conversing with their friends or relatives via text.

As per the default Skype configuration, all the text messages are saved within the chat history on the Skype server. Every time you sign-in to your Skype account using your desktop/laptop computer, the chat history can be retrieved on that particular device.

Although keeping the chat history is a good idea if you want to maintain proper records of communication, it might be a reason of privacy breach in case your Skype account is hacked, or you lose the password and somebody else somehow manages to access it.

To avoid such situations, it is important that you keep removing your chat history from the Skype account periodically.

Here’s how you can remove Skype’s past chat history:

    ■Log on to your computer system.
    ■Initialize Skype by double-clicking its icon.
    ■On the opened window, click the appropriate option to log-in either using Microsoft account or by your Skype Name.

    ■Assuming that you are logging-in using your Skype Name, provide your login credentials in the appropriate fields, and click the Sign in button.

    ■On the Skype interface that comes up, click the Tools menu from the menu bar,
    ■From the opened menu list, click Options.

    ■Once the Skype-Options interface opens up, click the IM & SMS category from the left pane.
    ■From the right pane, click the Show advanced options button.

    ■From the displayed options, click the Clear history button available next to the Keep history for drop-down list.


10. Finally, click the Delete button from the opened pop up box to delete the entire past chat history.