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    How do I find a photo I sent or received in Skype?

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    You can browse all photos you've sent and received within individual Skype chats. The Skype chat Gallery keeps all photos for the past 6 months in one place.  Here's how to access the Gallery:

    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 15)

    1. While in a conversation, click gallery button Gallery at the top in the Chat or Group header.
    2. Within the Gallery you can scroll to find any images, files, or links that have been shared.

      Tip: You can filter the Gallery results by selecting  at the top and then choosing All, Media, Links, or Files from the menu. 
    3. Select the one you want to open.


    Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, and iPad

    1. While in a conversation, tap the person's name or the group name in the header.
    2. In the profile, scroll down to the Gallery section and tap Show more.
    3. Within the Gallery you can filter the results by any Media Gallery Media button, Web links Gallery Web Link button or Files Gallery files button that have been shared.

      Note:  For tablets, you can filter the Gallery results by selecting  at the top and then choosing AllMediaLinks, or Files from the menu.
    4. Select the one you want to open.

     

    Note: The Gallery is not available on Skype for Android 4.0.4 - 5.1.

    The Gallery is a great place to find photos in a Skype chat from the past 6 months. However, you may need to locate photos in a chat that were sent or received longer than 6 months ago.

    Here are a few ways to find your older photos:

    You can right-click a photo, file or link, in a conversation to choose from the available options in Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux and Skype for Windows 10 (version 15)

    For received photos, files or links:

    • Copy (photos and links only)
    • Save to "Downloads" (photos only)
    • Save as... (photos and files only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • Select Messages
    • Unread from here
    • Report


    For sent photos, files or links:

    • Edit (links only)
    • Copy (photos and links only)
    • Save to "Downloads" (photos only)
    • Save as... (photos and files only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • Select Messages
    • Remove

    You can right-click a photo, file or link, in a conversation to choose from the available options in Skype for Web.

    For received photos, files or links:

    • Open in new tab (photos only)
    • Copy (links only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • Select Messages
    • Unread from here
    • Report 


    For sent photos, files or links:

    • Open in new tab (photos only)
    • Edit (links only)
    • Copy (links only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • Select Messages
    • Remove

    Tap and hold a photo, file or link, in a conversation to choose from the available options in Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, and iPad.

    For received photos, files or links:

    • Save (photos only)
    • Copy (links only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward 
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • React (links and files on iPhone only)
    • Select Messages
    • Unread from here
    • Report


    For sent photos, files or links:

    • Save (photos only)
    • Edit (links only)
    • Copy (links only)
    • Quote (links only)
    • Forward
    • Add or Remove bookmark
    • Select Messages
    • Remove

    For Skype on mobile, you can control how a shared web link opens from your Skype chat. To change your link to open in a browser instead of inside Skype:

    1. Tap your profile picture.
    2. Tap Settings button Settings.
    3. Tap Messaging button Messaging.
    4. Toggle Web links open in Skype on or off.

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