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Your conversation history includes all the instant messages you’ve sent to and received from your contacts or groups, as well as details of any calls you've had on Skype. Your conversations are saved on your hard drive for a period of time, which you can specify in your history settings. The last 30 days of your conversation history are also stored in the cloud, so you can access it when you're signed in to Skype on any device. Learn how to delete or hide your chat history.
If you need to find a particular message within your conversation history with a contact or group, you can search for a specific word or phrase within the conversation.
If you’ve read a message, but need to remember to go back to it later, just right-click the conversation and select Mark as Unread. This turns the conversation orange in the Recent tab, and adds a notification to the Skype icon in your task bar, reminding you to read it later.
Conversations stay in your Recent list for 12 hours after you've read them, and then they move to History – but you can change the length of time your messages remain in your Recent list.
Your conversation history is saved on your computer’s hard drive for a specified period of time. To change how long you keep your Skype history on your computer:
The last 30 days of your conversation history are stored in the cloud, so you can access it when you’re signed in to Skype on any device. History older than 30 days is saved on your hard drive, according to your history settings.
You can transfer your history from one computer to another – for example, from a Mac to another Mac, or a Mac to a Windows machine – by copying your Skype Name folder from one computer to another.
To transfer your conversation history:
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