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DELETED!! Deleted Chat History on Android

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Novel Tourist

Hello, I hope this helps someone else.  I'm on a Galaxy S3 and had the issue where I could not delete the chat history.  I tired all of the "Clear Data" and "Clear Cache" solutions posted in the Community without success.  However, I found what appears to be a solution and hope this may help someone. 

 

My chat history was generated by chatting on my PC and when I switched to my phone, I could not delete the history.  Here's what I did:

 

From the PC I closed the conversation, went to Privacy and cleared the history from the PC.  The chat still remains on my phone.

 

On the phone I logged out of Skype, then went to Application Manager.  I did a "Force Stop" of the Skype application and then cleared the data.

 

After the Force Stop, I had to log back into the application.  Contacts were still there, but my chat history was FINALLY gone.

 

I hope this helps someone!  Good Luck!

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Novel Adventurer
it doesnt work... galaxy s4 i am trying to find a solution last couple days...
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Novel Adventurer
<p>How can I delete my skype message history off my Samsung s3 mobile and Samsung s2 mobile.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>I've tried by deleting data by going on to settings-applications manager-skype but when I sign back in skype the chat history re-appears :/ .</p>
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<p>I'm using skype version 4.0.0.19950</p>
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<p>Please can you tell me how to delete chat history off Samsung s3 n s2 mobiles.</p>
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Novel Adventurer
Easy steps to delete skype chat history off your mobiles.

1. Sign out of skype from your mobile
2. Sign into skype on your computer
3. Go to tools-options- privacy settings
4. Click on clear history
5. Sign out of skype from your computer
6. On your mobile go to settings-applications manager-skype and clear data
7. Sign back on to skype on your mobile and your message history should be deleted
... hope this helps those that are struggling in deleting their skype chat history off their mobile
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Casual Tourist

I have the galaxy s4 and it worked!!! thanks!!

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Casual Tourist

Thanks and it works; however, I also lost all my contacts.... 

Uninstalled Skype from my Samsung GIII mobile and then reinstalled it to get everything back. 

There has be a better way.

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Casual Adventurer

I tried this on my Galaxy S3, and it didn't work. I tried all the other remedies that others have suggested. One time I did this, and it did wipe out everything -- but only for about 10 minutes, and then the chat history reappeared, but it never worked again.

 

As a last resort, I unistalled it and reinstalled today. Guess what? It worked for ... you guessed it ... 10 minutes. The chat history is back.

 

I give up.

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Novel Adventurer

I have managed to delete my chat history as follows.  On the "Recent" tab in Skype app on my GS3, long press the name of the person.  menu pops up - select "Remove from Recent".  

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Casual Adventurer

JacktheLad wrote:

I have managed to delete my chat history as follows.  On the "Recent" tab in Skype app on my GS3, long press the name of the person.  menu pops up - select "Remove from Recent".  


I've done the "remove from recent;" however, when you return to the contact to start a new conversation, the old chat reappears! :-|

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Novel Adventurer

Tantrum wrote:

JacktheLad wrote:

I have managed to delete my chat history as follows.  On the "Recent" tab in Skype app on my GS3, long press the name of the person.  menu pops up - select "Remove from Recent".  


I've done the "remove from recent;" however, when you return to the contact to start a new conversation, the old chat reappears! :-|


IIt didn't come back for me.  In this case I am using a Microsoft account.  You can delete the history of all activity on Skype if you log in on a PC.  On the "Tools" menu-tab select "Options".  Then click on "IM and SMS" button down on the left.  In the section dealing with IMs that appears  on the right, you can see there is an area labelled "Keep history for".   You can select "No History", no record is kept after you save at the bottom.  Howver I do find that this keeps getting reset to "forever" quite regularly,  so needs revisiting from time to time.  The button that says clear history is the one that gets rid of all your activity recorded so far.  It also closes any open conversations. 

Try clearing history on the PC  as just described, then go to Android, and if any history still present, then clear the recent conversations as described above.  I regularly do this so maybe it's the key to making it permanent.

 

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