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f you do a lot of online communication with friends, family, and colleagues, you've probably heard of Microsoft's free software, Skype. Although this application was released almost 20 years ago, it is still among the most favored ones in the world. Two years ago, the program even reached 4 billion users! Today I will show you few methods how to remove Skype contacts on both smartphone and desktop devices. It will make this app easier to use!
Method #1. Using a mobile device
The developers of this app have well-thought-out its usability. That way, you can delete profiles in two different ways instead of one. Each of these methods is simple so that the whole process will take no longer than a minute.
Option 1: Via the tab.
Search the software icon on your smartphone and run it.
Wait for the full download of chats.
You will find a tab with a list of all the people you've added to the app in the bottom-right corner. Tap on this, and you'll get to a page where you can see the names of all your friends, acquaintances, colleagues, or pen pals.
Hold for a few seconds the name of the person whose account you want to delete. Then you will see a window with a list of available options.
Pick the last line from the list and confirm the action you want to take.
Congratulations! Now you know how to remove Skype contacts through the tab, and you can get rid of unnecessary or outdated accounts at any time. Now you can test another way to clear your book.
Option 2. Via the chat section.
Action 1. Repeat the first two steps from the instructions above.
Action 2. From the list of active conversations, pick the person with whom you no longer want to communicate, or he/she has stopped using this application.
Action 3. At this point, you will see the familiar window with all the possibilities to interact with the specific profile. Among the available features, select View profile.
Action 4. On the new page, you'll see all the information about the person and various other features for communicating with this exactly human being. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Action 5. After you've flipped the screen all the way to the bottom, you'll see a red Block contact button. It immediately catches your eye, and you definitely won't miss it. Now raise your glance a little higher because there is the Delete contact button.
Action 6. It only remains to complete the procedure by confirming or canceling this operation.
The updated version of Microsoft software is one of the most comfortable and easy to use. The only thing you can't do from your mobile is deleting a group of accounts at once. However, this can easily be done via a desktop device! Below, I will tell you in detail how to do it.
Method #2. Using a computer or laptop
There is no need to explain again how to remove Skype contacts from the desktop version of the software. Instead, I will attach below screenshots that show step-by-step two ways to erase unnecessary or irrelevant accounts.
Option 1. For PC
Detailed instructions on how to remove Skype contacts in a few clicks:
- Once you have launched the program, go to your book.
- After this action, you should press the Ctrl button on your keyboard and tap on the accounts you want to put in the trash.
- When all the required people are marked, click the RMB (Right Mouse Button) on any marked nickname.
- There should be a function that allows you to get rid of a group of profiles at once.
- Press it and confirm that you really want to put all the ticked acquaintances, friends, and colleagues «in the basket».
- That's it! You've finished clearing your book and won't get lost in an ocean of irrelevant or unwanted conversations again.
Option 2. For PC
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FAQ: What else do people want to know besides how to delete Skype contacts
I did everything as written in the step-by-step instructions, but nothing worked. After I did replace Skype contacts, they were still in chats.
You did everything correctly, don't worry. The software developers just decided to leave you an escape path if you deleted your chat mate's account mistakenly and didn't have time to press the Undo button.
If you want dialogs with removed profiles to be erased from the app as well, follow these steps:
- Go to the application, find the dialog you want to hide or delete.
- RMB (Right Mouse Button) click on the chat.
- Afterward will appear a drop-down list.
- Select Hide or Delete conversation feature from the list of the available options.
- Now confirm your action and enjoy your freedom.
Note that this procedure is also valid for a smartphone. Only, instead of using the RMB, you need to hold the chat for a couple of seconds with a finger. Below, I will additionally attach a screenshot of Hide/Delete conversation feature from a phone.
Do I need to synchronize data after I erase one or more people in the app?
One of the best characteristics of this software is that the information is saved either for desktop or mobile devices. You don't have to do anything extra.
Why don't I see a button to remove an account when I choose View profile?
Most likely, you are trying to delete a person who is not in your book. Such a profile can only be blocked. Also, you can hide or erase conversations forever. Note that if you only hide/remove the chat, the account owner can write to you again, then the dialog will reappear.
What does the profile look like if it is not added to the book?
Screenshots of the mobile and desktop versions of the app.