The following information will help you to export or delete specific Skype content.
To remove instant messages or delete or clear conversations: Learn more about how to remove an instant message or delete or clear a conversation. To export your messages and media from chat:
Learn more about how long files and data are available in Skype.
To open the files and chat history downloaded from Skype:
The downloaded messages and files are delivered in a .tar file. You may need an additional application to open the .tar export file and extract your messages and files.
To extract the .tar file on Windows 10 or Windows 11:
To extract the .tar file on Mac: Browse to the .tar file you downloaded and open the file. Mac has built-in .tar support. To extract the Tar file on older Windows operating systems: You may need a third party application to open the .tar file. Note: This link is provided for your convenience and is not an endorsement of any particular third party tool. Ensure that any software you choose to download is from a trusted source.
To export your activity data:
To delete your activity data:
To export your diagnostic data:
To export a list of your purchases:
Note: Purchase history is retained by Microsoft for tax and compliance purposes for up to 10 years. It is automatically deleted after the retention period expires.
To export your paid calls history:
Note: Paid calls history is retained by Microsoft for tax and compliance purposes for up to 10 years. It is automatically deleted after the retention period expires.
To learn how to export a list of your Skype contacts, please visit How do I export a list of my Skype contacts? To learn how to delete a Skype contact, please visit How do I delete a contact in Skype?
To delete location data:
Note: Exporting location data is covered in the export conversation section.
To receive an export of users you reported:
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