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can i completely delete skype contact?

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can i completely delete skype contact?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  lifesaver replied 4 years ago.
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To delete a contact:

Sign in to Skype.
Find the person in your contact list. Go to the sidebar and click Contacts, then to the right, click Skype. (You may have to click >> to see all your contact groups).
Click the contact you would like to delete.
In the main menu, select Contacts > Delete Contact... Alternatively, press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard.
A message box opens with the prompt Are you sure you want to remove [name of contact] from your contact list? Click Remove.
The contact is deleted from your contact list. This means they cannot see if you are online, but they can still leave you offline instant messages.

You can block a contact to prevent them from communicating with you.
To block a contact and report abuse:

Go to the Contacts or Recent tab, right-click the contact’s name and select Block This Person...
In the message box, tick Report abuse if you wish to alert Skype of a nuisance contact.
Click Block.

Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i know how to do that but from the recently contacted category i want all history of this contact removed
Expert:  lifesaver replied 4 years ago.
Apparently there is no way to delete the recent lists contact.

Try this.

Go to Skype > Privacy and under the section called Keep history for, click the Clear History button. This deletes all of your chats and cannot be undone.


your only option is the uninstall/remove skype and then reinstall it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
if i uninstall it is everything gone from my account?
Expert:  lifesaver replied 4 years ago.

At least your intention to clear the recently contacted category will be achieved.

Your contacts are stored on skype server/

Here's the proper procedure

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

can't ijust go to programs and uninstall from there


Expert:  lifesaver replied 4 years ago.
If you are using xp go to start->control panel->add or remove programs

If you are using vista or windows 7 go to start->control panel->uninstall program and remove skype/
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It does not delete the fact that i have cmade contact with this certain individual when i delete the program and reinstall it. Why does it come back with my same account is that permanent
Expert:  lifesaver replied 4 years ago.

Did you uninstall the program ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes but info on my contacts are still there
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Sibu replied 4 years ago.

This is Sibu ,One of your Justanswer Experts today .....

If you want to delte the contact history ..

you can simply delete your skype account name and create another new account

do you want me to help you on that

Remember Only Click ACCEPT after the problem gets SOLVED

Thanks & Regard
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how can i completely start over with skype i dont want my previous contact listed anddeleting a nd re downloading doesn't get rid of all pieces of history with some contacts

Expert:  Sibu replied 4 years ago.
yes uninstalling and reinstalling skype wont delete the contact list

you can remove your skype account name by following the steps in the below link

after removing

click below link

and create new skype account with a new name

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