Microsoft has discontinued all their old chat service networks like MSN Messenger and made Skype their only Microsoft chat service network for all platforms including the Xbox gaming consoles. The transition was initiated in April 2013 and they provided Windows Live chat support to all users, who were migrating their contacts and other account data to Skype.
Skype is very different from the old Windows Messenger apps and is much easier to use. However, some of the Windows Messenger users might find it difficult to figure out the new settings and features provided in the Skype Messenger. This article will show you how to delete the chat history in Skype Messenger.
How to delete the chat history in Skype Messenger
This is one of the options many Skype users are not satisfied with. In Skype Messenger, there is no option for deleting your chat history with a single Contact. However, there is an option for deleting your chat history stored in the Skype account. But, deleting the chat history only for a single contact is not possible.
There is no point in contacting the Windows Live chat support desk on this one. Microsoft has so far not introduced this option in any of the latest Skype versions either. If you have used the MSN Messenger service before, you would remember that the option for deleting the chat history for individual contacts was indeed provided.
There is an option for deleting a particular text message you have sent to the recipient. But, you have to do this within a few minutes after you have sent that message. Just right-click on that particular message and select the option Remove Message. This will remove that text message alone from your chat history. But, this option will disappear after a few minutes and the message you sent will now be part of the chat history stored in your account.
Then, you will have to delete the entire chat history in your account to delete any message or your chat history with just one contact. For this, sign in to the Skype Messenger and click on the button labelled Skype in the menu bar. Next, select the option Privacy.
There, go to the section Keep History For. Click on the button Clear History to remove all the chat history stored in your Skype account. Remember that this will remove all your IM messages, video call history, the files you sent or received, voice call history and so on. So, think twice before you use this option.