Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Delete Skype Contacts Contact management keeps your friend-and-colleague lists tidy by Aaron Peters Writer Aaron Peters is a writer with Lifewire who has 20+ years experience in technology. His work appears in Linux Journal, MakeUseOf, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Aaron Peters Updated on April 24, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email Whether you want to remove old colleagues or people whose invitations you accepted for a random chat, follow the steps below to delete unwanted contacts from your Skype contact list. The instructions in this guide apply to Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, web, Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), Android (6.0+), and iOS. How to Delete Skype Contacts There are two simple ways to delete Skype contacts on any platform. Here's how: There is no Recycle Bin for deleted contacts. After you remove a contact, that record is gone for good unless you add the person to your list again. Tap and hold or right-click the contact you want to remove. Select View profile. What happens next depends on which platform you use: If you use the desktop version of Skype, either click the Edit button and click Remove from contact list, or scroll down the profile window and click Remove from contact list.If you use a mobile platform, tap the Edit button, then tap the Trash can icon. Or, scroll down the profile window, then tap Remove from contact list. How to Delete Skype for Business Contacts Deleting a contact in Skype for Business is similar to the methods above, although what you see does differ slightly from the consumer-version of Skype. To remove a contact using Skype for Business, go to the context menu of the Contacts tab, then right-click the contact. Select the Remove From Contacts list option. Don't choose Remove from Group, which merely removes a person from his or her current Contact Group. What Happens When You Delete a Contact? While contacts won't receive notification about the changes, they can piece it together if they try to message you, as each person must request permission to contact you again. They may also notice your avatar and other contact info is now gone from their own contacts list.