Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Delete Skype Conversations You can easily delete messages you no longer want By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated April 02, 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 Skype stores a log of all your text-based conversations by default. This comes in handy if you ever need to go back and reference a particular chat you had in the past, but it also poses a potential privacy or security risk if you have discussions you want to ensure stay between you and the other party. If you use Skype often, these archived conversations can also become a form of digital clutter, one you might want to clean up on occasion. Here's how to delete unwanted Skype conversations. This guide applies to Skype on Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows, Windows 10, and the web. How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype makes it easy to delete your old chat records, but be aware you can't retrieve them once they're gone. Also, don't worry about offending anyone as the person you chatted with has no way of knowing you erased the archived text. Launch the Skype application and log in, if necessary. A list of your previous contacts, along with each one's recorded chats, is visible in the left menu pane. Locate the one you wish to delete and tap and hold or right-click it. When the drop-down menu appears, select Delete Conversation. A message appears asking if you're sure you want to permanently delete the conversation. Select Delete to complete the process. Deleting a conversation clears your copy of messages in the conversation and also removes it from your chat list. If you start a new conversation with someone, you won’t be able to see the conversation history.