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How to delete Skype messages

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How to delete Skype messages: After hearing a lot about it from your most trusted friends, finally you too have made up your mind and, after reading my guide on how Skype works, you started trying Microsoft’s famous VoIP service. All happy with it, you started chatting with your contacts and making calls and video calls. However, if you find yourself here now, reading this guide, it is most likely because as time goes by and as conversations increase, you have noticed an incredible accumulation of messages in the main window of Skype which creates no little confusion and that is why you now want to know how to delete skype messages.

If this is indeed the case, you have no reason to fear: in this guide, in fact, I will provide you with all the information you need to proceed both from your computer and from your mobile devices using, respectively, the service client for Windows and macOS (or, if desired, its Web version) or its app for Android and iOS. Since it is a fairly simple procedure to implement, you have no reason to worry: by following the tips I will give you step-by-step, you too will surely be able to understand how to delete messages on Skype.

So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Very well! Let’s put aside the chatter right away and take action. Come on, make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you, so as not to have problems in completing your “business” of today. I wish you happy reading!

How to delete Skype messages from computer

You have used Skype since computer and therefore you would like to learn a delete messages acting directly from the official client of the service or from its Web version? Well then read on because in the next few lines I’ll explain just how to do this.

Skype for Windows and macOS

For delete Skype messages using the official client of the service for Windows and macOSyou must first launch the latter on your computer and then log in (if you haven’t already) to Skype. Once logged in, locate the chat containing the messages you intend to delete, right-click on it and then select the item Delete conversation from the menu that opens. Finally, confirm the operation by replying Delete notice that appears on the screen.

If you want to delete individual messages sent on Skype, instead, open the chat that contains them, right-click on the message you want to remove, select the item Remove from the menu that opens and, finally, presses the button again Remove.

It must be said, however, that the Skype client for a certain period of time saves the history of conversations on the local disk, which means that you have to manually delete these “tracks” too if you want to sleep reasonably peacefully. At the time of this writing, the Skype client does not offer a setting that allows this to be done (until recently it did). This means that if you want to delete Skype messages from your local disk as well, you will have to act manually.

To proceed on Windowsyou must first close the Skype client (if it is open), open theFile Explorer (the icon of the yellow folder located on the taskbar, bottom left), paste the path C: Users [nome] AppData Roaming Skype In the text field which is located in the upper left corner of the open window (instead of [nome] you must enter the username of your Windows account) and give Enter on the keyboard. Then locate the folder containing the Skype messages you want to delete (it should be called with the username of your Skype account) and remove it by dragging it to the Trash can.

Until recently, Skype allowed you to delete all messages in a single click and even select an option that avoided saving them locally. An update released in 2018, however, unfortunately made it impossible to do all of this.

Skype Web

If you usually log into Skype from his web versionaccessible by the majority of browser, you can follow more or less the same instructions I gave you in the previous lines, since the Skype Web interface does not differ much from that of the official client of the service for Windows and macOS (which I told you a little while ago rather).

In this case, to proceed with the deletion of messages, you must first connect to the login page Skype Web, log into your account and locate the conversations containing the messages you want to delete. Then right-click on the preview of the conversation you are interested in canceling, presses on the item Delete conversation from the menu that opens and confirm your intentions by pressing the button Delete.

To delete individual messages, however, you have to open the conversation in which there are those that interest you, right-click on them and select the item Remove message from the menu that opens.

How to delete Skype conversations from smartphones and tablets

As I mentioned in the introduction of the article, it is possible delete Skype conversations even from smartphones and tabletsacting from the official app of the service for Android And iOS. Let’s find out how to proceed together.

Android

If you have a smartphone or tablet Android and you are interested in understanding how to delete Skype messages on your device, the first operations you need to perform are to access the home screen and start the famous app pressing on its icon.

Next, log into your account (if necessary), press the tab Chat located at the bottom left, make a long press on the conversation you want to act on and tap the button Delete conversation from the menu that is shown to you. Afterwards, press on Delete to confirm your willingness to delete the Skype messages in the chat and that’s it.

If instead of deleting entire conversations you are simply interested in removing individual messages, open the conversation in which they are contained, hold down your finger on the single message you want to delete, press on the voice Remove from the menu that opens and then tap on the button Remove from the menu that appears.

iOS

If you have a iPhone or a iPad and you are interested in understanding how to delete Skype messages on your device, the first operations that you must perform also in this case are to access the Home screen of your device and start theofficial Skype app.

Next, log into your account (if necessary), press on the item Chat attached to the lower part of the displayed screen, make a long tap on the conversation containing the messages you want to delete, press the voice Delete conversation from the menu that is shown to you and then tap on the item Delete.

To delete individual messages, on the other hand, open the conversation in which there are those you are interested in removing, press and hold your finger on a single message, press on the item Remove from the menu that opens and then press again on Remove. Now you just have to repeat the operation for all the other single messages that you eventually intend to delete and that’s it.