If you sent something by accident to the wrong person, you’re probably wondering how to delete Skype messages on both sides. Luckily, when you delete a message on Skype, it disappears without a trace for both you and its recipient, whether they already read it or not. However, you can only change or remove the messages you wrote. This tutorial shows how to delete messages from Skype on Windows 10, Android, iPhone, and Mac:
- Start Skype and open the chat where you want to make changes.
- Right-click or press-and-hold the message you want to delete. Alternatively, hover the cursor over the message until the “More options” button appears, and then click on it.
- In the menu that opens, click or tap Remove. Because this action is not reversible, you must confirm deleting messages on Skype by pressing Remove in the pop-up window.
If you need to know how to delete individual Skype messages, the process is the same in Windows 10 and on a Mac. The first thing you need to do is start Skype and open the chat where you want to make changes. Right-click or press-and-hold the message you want to delete. Alternatively, hover the cursor over the message until the “More options” button appears, and then click on it.
In the menu that opens, click or tap Remove.
TIP: If you only want to make changes to your message, press Edit in this menu. Then, use the “Type a message” field at the bottom to insert any changes.
Because this action is not reversible, you must confirm deleting messages on Skype by pressing Remove in the pop-up window.
If you sent several messages you wish you hadn’t, it could take time to remove them all one by one. However, there is an easier way, as shown in the next chapter.
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To delete several messages at once, right-click or press-and-hold on one of them to open the More options menu. Then, click or tap on Select Messages.
This puts a check sign next to the message you selected. Click or tap on any other messages you want to delete to select them.
The number of selected messages is displayed at the top. When you are done selecting everything you want to delete, press on Remove at the bottom.
To confirm deleting the messages on Skype, click or tap on Remove. Keep in mind that this action cannot be undone.
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You can intervene on your messages regardless of the platform and Skype client you used to send the messages in the first place. For instance, a message created in Skype for Windows can be edited or removed from Skype for Android and vice versa. On your iPhone or Android smartphone, open Skype and access the chat where you sent the wrong message. Tap and hold on the message that you want to delete, and a menu pops up. Press Remove.
Skype asks for your confirmation because the deletion is irreversible. Press Remove again if you are sure that you want to delete the message.
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Deleting multiple messages works the same way on mobile as it does on desktop. First, tap and hold on a message you want to remove to open a menu. Then, press on Select Messages.
A checkmark indicates that the message is selected. Next, tap on other Skype messages you want to delete to select them as well. When you are done, press on Remove.
Confirm the deletion by tapping Remove, and you are done.
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There are times when you send a Skype message and regret it immediately after. We’ve all been in a situation when the wrong word can send an entire conversation into a tailspin. You can now delete messages on Skype right away, and unless they already read them, the recipient(s) never have to know about them. Before you close this guide, tell us your story. What messages did you delete and why? Leave your comments below.