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How do I delete blocked contacts off my home page?

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Accepted by annegellie (Former Staff)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi,


If you wish to remove blocked contacts from your contact list, please follow below steps:

1. Search the blocked contact name that you'd like to delete.
2. Right-click the contact’s name and select 'Remove from Contacts'.
3. In the message box, tick Remove from your Contact list.

Hope this helps.


Julian

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Accepted by annegellie (Former Staff)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

Hi,


If you wish to remove blocked contacts from your contact list, please follow below steps:

1. Search the blocked contact name that you'd like to delete.
2. Right-click the contact’s name and select 'Remove from Contacts'.
3. In the message box, tick Remove from your Contact list.

Hope this helps.


Julian

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Novel Adventurer

How to delete any traces of deleted contacts? I still see them If I type them in the search box. They appear with a ? mark and I can't get rid of them. It says they are not in my contact list...but I wanted them not to appear at all. Is that possible? I am really upset with Skype that such a stupid thing seems to be so difficult.

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Manuel1905 wrote:

How to delete any traces of deleted contacts? I still see them If I type them in the search box. They appear with a ? mark and I can't get rid of them. It says they are not in my contact list...but I wanted them not to appear at all. Is that possible? I am really upset with Skype that such a stupid thing seems to be so difficult.


probably what you are seeing are your chat histories with those deleted contacts in the Recent Tab.  You may also need to delete your chat histories to remove those.  

 



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Novel Adventurer

Have done that already. They won't go away...

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Tourist

I have the same question: How do I delete blocked contacts appearing on my homepage?

 

Contacts who were deleted and/or BLOCKED several weeks or months ago are appearing on my home page.

 

If we go to the extent of deleting and blocking a former contact, clearly we don't want to see their faces popping up on our home screens at random!!

 

When I search these names and right click - there is no option to remove from contacts; only to unblock.

 

I'm having the same problem with contacts added only as a phone contact; can't get them off of my profile/lists.

 

Please advise.  Thanks.

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aubieged wrote:

I have the same question: How do I delete blocked contacts appearing on my homepage?

 

Contacts who were deleted and/or BLOCKED several weeks or months ago are appearing on my home page.

 

If we go to the extent of deleting and blocking a former contact, clearly we don't want to see their faces popping up on our home screens at random!!

 

When I search these names and right click - there is no option to remove from contacts; only to unblock.

 

I'm having the same problem with contacts added only as a phone contact; can't get them off of my profile/lists.

 

Please advise.  Thanks.


There seems to be now a bug in the new algorithm for selection of the "top contacts". There have been several users reporting that blocked contacts suddenly started to appear as one of the "top contacts". I don't think that there is anything you can do about this on your side. This bug must be fixed by Skype.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Blocked-and-Deleted-Contacts-are-showing-up-on-...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/pictures-on-blocked-contacts/m-p/2962714/highli...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/start-page-picture/m-p/2962298/highlight/true#M...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/how-to-change-or-delete-contacts-from-skype-hom...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Selective-Deletion-of-History-Possible/m-p/2965...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/I-ve-blocked-and-deleted-a-contact-why-do-they-...

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Novel Tourist

Please, hurry up. It's sooo annoying to see people's faces you don't want to see...

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Community Ambassador

The issue is caused by a bug in the latest 6.14 version. You can try to revert to the previous 6.11.0.102 version:

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Blocked-Contacts-showing-as-quot-top-contacts-q...

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Novel Tourist

I have the same problem. I can't simply believe Skype has not fixed this bug. It is insane when you have girlcams hunting for customers using Skype. Skype doesn't know if the outrach of these girl cams is hitting minors. For this reason and others, the user should be able to delete blocked contacts.

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