How to Clear the Phone Call Log in Yahoo Messenger

by Kathryn Hatashita-Lee

When you want to delete your Yahoo Messenger calls, access the Conversation History window to search and clear this log. Messenger categories your calls in three groups, and you select the group to delete: “All Calls,” Video Calls” or “Voice Calls.” As an alternative, you can streamline your call log with your Yahoo Mail account. Access your Conversations folder in the Inbox sidebar to select and delete an archived list. If you change your mind, Yahoo provides a form to help you restore deleted items within 48 hours but cannot ensure a successful restore (see the link in Resources).

Yahoo Messenger


Open your Yahoo Messenger account, click or tap the “Contacts” menu and then click or tap “Conversation History” to open another window. As an alternative, press "Alt-Shift-V" simultaneously to open the Conversation History window.


Click the “View All” drop-down list. Select one option, such as “All Calls,” “Video Calls” or “Voice Calls.”


Mouse over a specific conversation to display three buttons in the top right corner. Click or tap the “Trash” icon, and then click “Delete.”


Close the Conversation History dialog box. Click “OK” to close the Yahoo Messenger Preferences dialog box.

Yahoo Mail


Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account, and click the “Inbox” tab. Click or tap “Conversations” in the Folders section of the sidebar.


Click to tick the check boxes for the phone calls you want to delete.


Click or tap “Delete,” and then click “OK.”


  • check The "Contacts" menu button is different from the "Contact" drop-down list button on the Messenger window. Click "Contacts" to access the Conversation History window.


  • close Information in this article applies to Windows 8 Pro and Yahoo Messenger 11.5. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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