Delete Call and Chat History in Skype for Android (How to)

I have been using Skype on my Android phone for some times now for calling and IM my friends. It let us make free Skype to Skype phone calls internationally with brilliant voice quality as well as let us chat with Skype friends. Skype keeps a history of our recent calls and instant messages on our device. For privacy reasons, you may want to delete your call and chat history from your phone.

Skype does not have an obvious option for deleting call history and chat history. So, some of you might want to know how to delete Skype chat history as well as call history from your Android phone.

How to delete call & chat history in Skype for Android

Run Skype and tap on the ‘Recent’ icon on the main screen. It will shows you a list of your recent calls and IMs history along with details about the call and an excerpt of the text message.


To delete a call or chat history, long-press on the contacts name in the history window. It’ll popup a menu.

Choose ‘Close conversation’ in the menu to delete the conversation. You need to delete each individual chat record one by one.


Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Paul

    Apr 3, 2013 at 1:22 am

    As the above user said, the chat history seems to go away immediately after you long press and select close conversation, but the entire log reappears when you send a new message. The other suggestions from other sources are to delete the app days from the settings menu, and to uninstall Skype then reinstall.

    None of these options work. Even though my pc Skype history is set to never save, the chat is still there on my phone.

  2. Remi

    Mar 20, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Does not work. If you open a contact and create chat message, the whole conversation is still here

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