How to Delete Chat History in Skype And Yahoo Messenger

Once your chat history has been deleted, it cannot be restored. You will not be able to recover this information.

To delete your chat history:

  • Sign in to Skype.
  • In the menu bar, click Tools Click Option then select Privacy
  • Click Delete All Chat history. This may take a few minutes to delete.

You can also indicate how long you would like to save your history. In the Save chat history area, select from: 1 Month, 3 Months, 1 Year or Never.

How to delete your Conversation History in Messenger 11:

  • In the Messenger contact list, click Messenger | Preferences. Your Yahoo! Messenger Preferences will open in a new window.
  • Click Conversation History from the list.
  • Click the View Conversation History button. Your Conversation History will open in another window.
  • From the “Conversation History” window, choose the type of conversation history you would like to delete from the View All drop down.
  • Check the boxes next to the Message or Call you would like to delete. You may select more than one at a time.
  • At the top of the “Conversation History” window, click on Actions |  Delete.

Each time, before a conversation is permanently deleted, Yahoo! Messenger will ask for a confirmation. If you are sure you want to permanently delete the archive, click Delete.
To delete a specific conversation in Messenger 11.5:

  • In the Messenger contact list, click Contacts | Conversation History.
  • - Your “Conversation History” will open in a new window.
  • From the “Conversation History” window, choose the type of conversation history you would like to delete from the View All drop down menu.
  • Roll your mouse cursor over the conversation you would like to delete.
  • - At the top right corner of the conversation, three buttons will appear.
  • Click the trash icon.
  • Yahoo! Messenger will ask for a confirmation: If you are sure you want to permanently delete the conversation, click Delete.
  • To delete the entire conversation history for one contact in Messenger 11.5:
  • In the Messenger contact list, click Contacts | Conversation History.
  • - Your “Conversation History” will open in a new window.
  • From the “Conversation History” window, choose the type of conversation history you would like to delete from the View All drop down menu.
  • Click the Delete Entire History button (a paper / trash can icon).

Yahoo! Messenger will ask for a confirmation: If you are sure you want to permanently delete the archive, click Delete.

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