How to Delete All Skype Messages for One Contact

By Shea Laverty

Deleting your Skype history clears all messages, including calls and video chats.
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By default, Skype keeps a log of your conversations with your contacts on its cloud servers, so your history can be synced across devices. While Skype features the ability to delete all history with all contacts, it doesn't support deleting history with individual contacts, as of publication.

Skype's history settings, as well as the deletion option, are located in the Privacy settings menu of Skype's general options.

Step 1

This menu is also accessible by selecting **Tools**, followed by **Options**.
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Sign into your Skype account and click Skype, followed by Privacy to open the Skype options menu on the Privacy tab.

Step 2

The Advanced Options menu will remain revealed until you select **Show Basic Options**.
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Click the Show Advanced Options button to expand the options on the Privacy tab. This expands the Advanced Options menu, which offers a lot of different options for how you receive IMs, calls and other messages and how long Skype stores chat history.

Step 3

If your history is set to keep for a shorter period than **forever**, it deletes automatically after the set period.
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Click the Clear History button near the Keep History drop-down.

Step 4

If you change your mind, click the **Cancel** button instead.
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Click the Delete button in the Delete History dialog to confirm deleting your history. Depending on how much history is deleted, it may take several seconds to completely clear.

Step 5

Choose "Cancel" if you don't want to change any other options.
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Click Save or Cancel to close the Options menu. Choose Save if you've changed any other settings.