Skype’s privacy settings let you control who can contact you on Skype. You can easily change your privacy settings to prevent nuisance calls or spam messages.
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Important: If you’re using an anti-virus or firewall application, make sure that you configured them for Skype to run.
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It’s easy to manage who can call or instant message you on Skype:
If you want to appear as offline to your contacts when you start Skype next time, you can set your status to invisible before you close Skype or turn your PC off.
In the Options window, under Video, select the drop-down menu next to Incoming video and screen sharing, then select Start automatically or Ask.
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You can also easily change your incoming call settings:
If you want to make sure that you won’t miss any calls or want to be notified about the instant messages you receive, you can enable Skype notifications. Learn more.
Your conversation history is stored on Skype's cloud for 30 days; however, you can set your computer to save your chat history for longer, if you want. Or you can delete your entire conversation history from your device if you’d like to:
In Options, next to Clear all conversation history, select the clear history button.
Your conversation history will be deleted after you restart Skype. To do so, press the Alt+F4 key combination on your keyboard or swipe from the top edge of the screen to close Skype and start it again.
Important: When you delete your conversation history, it’s not possible to restore it. Deleting the conversation history removes video messages.
You can find more privacy and profile settings in your Skype Account page. Learn how to manage your account.
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