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Deleting IM conversations on Skype in Android apps

Casual Tourist
How to delete IM conversations on Skype in android apps.

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Community Manager
You can't clear the whole conversation history for only one of your contacts on Skype for Android. But you can delete single messages: Simply tap and hold on a message and you will see a menu to edit and delete that message.

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Novel Adventurer
That is a ridiculous, countless people are on the forums wishing to permanently delete their conversation history. I wish to not only achieve that, but also modify my Privacy settings into NOT saving ANY of my chat history. It shocks me that such a basic command cannot be found within this application.
I recently posted another thread regarding my problem with not being able to find the menu bar at all. Without a menu bar, how in the world am I supposed to access my privacy settings? What further surprises me is that most of these threads haven't been answered at all, even questions dating back to January are still unanswered. It makes me wonder just how much effort is being put into fixing these problems.
Please, at least include this incredibly basic setting in the application, it's completely necessary. Thank you.
Message 3 of 77 (66,842 Views)
Novel Tourist

"Skype for Android. But you can delete single messages: Simply tap and hold on a message and you will see a menu to edit and delete that message." 

 

This is NOT working on my Android phone (motorola). The only menu items that appear when I tap and hold are  "Copy Message" and "Quote Message" and it does not work on the incoming messages from the other person, only on my messages. 

 

I NEED TO DELETE WHOLE CONVERSATIONS. Please let me know how to do this!

 

Thanks so much!

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Novel Adventurer

Where is a reply from skype support!

 


EDIT : title/message case changed.

Message 5 of 77 (65,694 Views)
Casual Adventurer

Sorry this does not seem to work. I only get the option to "copy"or "quote"the message. Can you suggest how to fix.

 

Message 6 of 77 (65,156 Views)
Casual Adventurer

I have found the solution on my galaxy SIII go to;

settings

applications manager

skype

clear data

 

hope this helps, it will clear all conversations

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Novel Tourist

This doesn't work for my phone. There is no "DELETE" when holding the message, only "COPY" or "QUOTE". This is very very annoying!

 

Can it simply detelte chat history as SKYPE on computer??

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Casual Tourist
You have to clear the data from the app. Its the only way. Annoying yes, but it works.
Message 9 of 77 (63,826 Views)
Novel Tourist

Not working on S3 (32GB). Any Solution?

Not even working on un-installing the App.

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