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How do I delete old messages?

I just wanted to delete some old messages that I had with a friend. Can you tell me how?

 

 

Claudius
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Skype currently does not allow to delete just the local history of an individual conversation. You can delete all your conversation history open the menu Tools > Options > IM & SMS and then press the "Clear history" button. NB: This will only delete the local conversation history. If you sign in to your Skype account from a different device the last 30 days of conversation history will be synchronized from the cloud chat servers.

 

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If you want to delete an individual instant message you can do that up to 2 hours after you sent it. See the section "Useful things you can do in an IM conversation" here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA3271/how-do-i-send-an-instant-message-in-skype-for-windows-desktop

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madman334
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Re: How do I delete old messages?

I do too I can't fine any where to do that

Uniquelady512
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* find

Uniquelady512
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Hi just go to the Privacy Settings and choose Clear History. Warning: it will delete everyone's!
paul1cameron
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What privacy settings? Where?

charlie12string
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How do I delete old messages?
mrep
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Click on Tools, then Options.

Then select Privacy.

Then select Show Advanced Options.

Then select either Clear History, and/or how long you want history kept for.

 

 

alecstrom
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Thank you. I should have checked further before I asked, as the answer was already posted!

mrep
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how to delete meseges from skype

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deleting messeges from skype
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