Important: When you close your Skype account, we wait 60 days before permanently deleting it, in case you change your mind or need to access something before it's gone.
Your account will be closed after 60 days but you can change your mind any time during the 60 days. All you have to do is sign into your account again to cancel the closure.
When you close your Skype account, we wait 60 days before permanently deleting it. During this waiting period, your account is marked for closure, but still exists.
To delete individual messages or entire chats, follow the step in this article, How do I delete instant messages in Skype?
Sign in to your account within 60 days of closing it. We'll cancel the closure, and everything will be just as you left it. If it's been longer than 60-days, we can't retrieve an account that has been deleted.
If it's been longer than 60-days, we can't retrieve an account that has been deleted.
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