A popular chat program that many people use today is Skype. Since Microsoft purchased this company and included it in their operating systems the platform has gotten even more popular. However, many people don’t know how to delete their history in Skype and that’s what I’ll help you with in this tutorial. I’ll also show you some limitations on deleting your history as well.
Once Skype is open you will need to navigate to the Tools link in the top menu bar. Once the dropdown appears click on the options tab. A dialog window will appear with several tabs located on the left side. Select the “Privacy” tab and the right pane of the dialog will show more options. About half way down the screen you’ll see the option to “Clear History”. Simply click on the clear history button and then confirm that you want to do that to clear all your history.
By confirming the clear history choice you’ll be informed that all open conversations will be closed, all chat histories, all voice mails, etc. are all removed. Once you confirm the deletion then all of your data would be gone. You will continue to keep your contacts intact and they may have history of your chat on their computer but it would be gone from yours.
Clearing your history on Skype is a big deal simply because you can’t choose what or who to remove history from. The Clear history function is an all or nothing choice and if you have chats or voice mails that you want to keep then clearing your history would not be available for you.
There is a workaround that you can do that can help Skype remember less than it typically does and that is by checking the amount of time that Skype keeps history. From the same dialog that you use to clear history you are given a choice on how long Skype should remember history. The lowest selection is “No History” but by choosing this setting you will start from this point forward with no history. The next setting is to remember the history for 2 weeks. I would really prefer Skype to lower this date but this is all you’ll get. It’s the best workaround solution when trying to keep your conversations private on Skype.