How to Track a Skype Number

by Garrett Genet

You can track a Skype number through the Skype client itself, or you can access a more thorough history for an account on Skype's website. You'll need a subscription to Skype to have your calls logged; Skype's system does not keep track of Skype calls made to other users. A Skype-to-Skype call history is only kept on the computer that those calls are made to.

1

Start Skype and log in to your account.

2

Accept or reject the incoming call from a Skype number. It will be listed in the window that pops up on your screen. There is no way for you to tell whether the call is coming from a Skype number, unless the user has only paid for outgoing calls or hidden his number from caller ID. In this case, it will appear as "01234567890" or something similar.

3

Click the "Recent" tab in your contacts list. You can see all of your recent conversations, which includes phone calls made and received.

4

Click "View Call History." This list tracks all of the calls you have made to and from your Skype account.

About the Author

Hailing from upstate New York, Garrett Genet has been writing articles from tech to health to entertainment since 2001. He's been published in the "Worcester Telegram & Gazette" and websites like "digg.com" and "slashdot.org". Genet has a degree in network security & system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.