How do I see my history in Skype?

To see a history of what you have done in Skype:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the menu bar, click View and select from:
    • Voice Messages
    • Files Sent and Received
    • SMS Messages
    • Instant Messages

A list of events will also be displayed in the Contact / Recent tabs area. To get back to your Contact / Recent tab after viewing your history, in the menu bar click View > Contacts or View > Recent.

To see old instant messages you’ve sent or received in Skype:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the menu bar, click Tools > Options.
  3. On the left side of the Options window, select IM&SMS > IM settings.
  4. Check that the Keep history for option is set to forever and click Save.
  5. Then click the Recent tab and scroll down to the bottom of the instant messages’ list.
  6. At the bottom of the list, click Show earlier messages. To get back to the compact view, click Hide earlier messages.

To see old text messages you’ve sent to or received from mobiles:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. In the menu bar, click View > SMS Messages.
  3. Right-click a text message you have sent or received.
  4. Then select View Old Messages and the required time.

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