I turned off message history on my desktop and it works as it should (as far as I can tell). However whenever I login to skype on my iphone I am absolutely bombarded by old messages from the last 24 hours (give or take) that there isn't even supposed to be a history of. As much as I am annoyed that skype is saving history that they're supposed to be discarding even worse is the fact that this useless excercise slows the app and my phone to absolute crawl. Depending on how active I was just before signing in on the iphone it can take many minutes just to download all this useless junk. Terrible!
Isn't there a way to disable this?
If I had it my way there would be an app for skype / iphone that only does calls and maybe SMS - none of this messaging nonsense. Viber is a much better app all around but it doesn't have unlimited world subscriptions and skype in numbers that I know of.
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That seems like a gaping privacy/security hole!
Not to mention this is just a useless obnoxious "feature" that nobody could possibly want. If you've been active on skype it can slow your phone to a snail passed crawl for as much as 5 minutes if you've been very busy on Skype. This is some seriously bad software design work for an application that should be so mature already.
Such a behavior made me stop using skype on my iphone. I dont care about skype message history on my iphone at all. I would rather use it for calling, and by no means for browsing my chat history.
The way it is implemented now, I have to wait like 10 minutes until the message sync is completed just to start using the app. It really sucks by a large margin.
Hope it gonna be fixed asap.
1. I LOST MY MESSAGES HISTORY AS I UPGRADED THE SKYPE IN MY IPHONE, TERRIBLE, IT WAS SO IMPORTANT!!!!! CAN I SOMEHOW RECEIVE IT BACK?
2. BEFORE I KNEW WHEN MY WRITTEN MESSAGES REACHED THE ADDRESSEE (IN THE COMPUTERS IT IS JUST CIRCLE, HERE HOW COULD WE RECOGNISE IT? IT IS LOVELY FUTURE!!!!!
3. WHY I CANNOT TRANSFER FILES IN MY IPHONE? OTHTER TELEPHONES CAN DO IT WITHOUT PROBLEM
4. HOW CAN I COPY MESSAGES IN THE NEW VERSION OF SKYPE IN THE PHONE? IN THE OLD ONE THERE WAS NO PROBLEM. IF I CANNOT, CAN I DOWNLOAD THE OLD VERSION OF SKYPE FOR IPHONE?
THANKS FOR A PROMPT ANSWER, ALEX
How exactly is it that skype gets away with having a "disable message history" feature on the desktop when in reality they're doing no such thing and secretly storing all of your history anyway? How does that work?
So lame - its a terrible bug and a horrible nuisance and invasion of privacy, get your act together MS owned Skype!