We all familiar with the popular and free voice-over-IP service and instant messaging software, Skype that we use very often to carry out video calls to our friends and family as well as for chat. The Skype application is available in almost all mobile and PC platforms like Android and Windows respectively. Sometimes it requires to clear the history in Skype so that logs of any chat or call activity cannot be visible to others. If you want to to erase the history, you can done it easily but finding the option regarding  that may be difficult to locate.

Clear/Erase Chat/Call History In Skype For Windows

Usually you’ll see the Skype call history in the home window for the selected contacts. Inorder to clear the cat and call history in skype for windows, just take the options by Tools >> Options. Once you get there, click Privacy on the left where you can delete  history and turn off logging. Checkout the screenshot below.


Find the the option marked red to keep history for whatever time span and click on the Clear History button to delete all traces of  previous conversations such as IMs, Call , SMS etc. Confirm your action and it will be deleted.


Erase History on Skype Android App

You can delete history in android app but there is no direct option like in windows to do that. All you want to do is follow the simple steps described below

  • In your android smartphone, tap Settings >> Applications.
  • You must find something called Manage Applications. Take it.
  • You can find all the installed apps under Downloaded/All. Tap on Skype.
  • A screen should come up with options such as Uninstall, Move etc. Tap Clear Data.


This clears all data and cookies related to Skype application stored in your phone, of course deletes chat and call history too. A slight disadvantage is that you should sign in to Skype every time after you do this since it deletes cookies too.