Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Delete Skype Contacts You don't need to keep everyone on your list forever 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 March 06, 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 Sam Edwards / Getty Images Tweet Share Email Have you ever looked at your Skype contacts list and thought, "Who are some of these people?" Maybe you called a person once, for business purposes, and never dealt with them again. Perhaps it's time to tidy your Skype contacts list. 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 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. Once you remove them, they're gone for good unless you add them to your list again. Tap and hold or right-click on the contact you want to remove. Select View profile. What happens next depends on which platform you're using: If you're on a desktop version of Skype, either click the Edit button and click Remove from contact list, or scroll down in the profile window and click Remove from contact list.If you're on a mobile platform, tap the Edit button, then tap the Trash can icon. Or you can scroll down in the profile window and 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 regular, 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. You need to remove Skype for Business contacts from the context menu. Don't choose Remove from Group, which merely removes a person from their current Contact Group. What Happens When You Delete a Contact? So, if you remove a contact from Skype do they know that? While they won't receive a notification informing them of the change, they can piece it together if they try to message you, as they'll need to once again request permission to contact you. They may also notice your avatar and other contact info is now gone from their own contacts list. When you delete a Skype contact, info such as their avatar will be lost.