If you have shared files or photos, recorded calls, or other items that you wish to access anywhere with Skype, it will store them on all of your devices for easy access so you can access them at any time from anywhere.
It is, however, important to note that each item in your chat history will remain available for a different amount of time:
|Item Type||Duration Available|
|Messages||Determined by user*|
|Chat titles||Determined by user*|
|Videos||Determined by user*
Note:Videos that have a size of more than 100MB will be saved as files in our database, and they will be accessible for 30-days after the video is uploaded.
|Pictures||Determined by user*|
|Files||Available for 30 days|
|Voice messages and Voicemail||Available for 30 days|
|Call recordings||Available for 30 days|
|Video messages||Determined by user*|
Learn more about How do I export or delete my Skype data? In order not to be taken by surprise, you should be aware that any items in your chat history or exported file that you and your contact have deleted together will no longer be able to be found and exported.
It is important to note that your chat titles and messages are stored in the chat room until you delete them or leave the room. As long as the messages, video messages, and pictures are not deleted or dated back to April 2017, then they can be accessed until they are deleted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Skype keep your data?
The text-based chats you have with Skype are stored in Skype’s cloud storage for 30 days as part of Skype’s feature of cloud storage. A manual backup of your chat history will have to be performed if you wish to keep a longer history of your chats.
How do I retrieve old Skype files?
The database file can be found here. A Windows computer has an App Data folder which provides access to the Skype messages which have been lost or deleted. The information that you send and receive over Skype, including call logs, messages, documents, videos, voice mails, file transfers, emails, and other information is stored in a database file called main. The database.
How far back can you search Skype?
When it comes to finding specific text within a Skype conversation, what is the maximum amount of time it can spend looking for it? If you type a specific word or phrase within the conversation, you will be able to search through the previous six months of conversations.
Does Skype save messages forever?
A date is not attached to messages, videos, video messages, or pictures unless they are removed, or dated back to April 2017, or if users leave a conversation, and chat titles are accessible until the date has passed, or until they are removed or dated back to April 2017.
Do old Skype conversations get deleted?
Whenever Skype stops displaying these messages, the only thing that it does is to stop displaying them, which is not the same as actually deleting them. If you are logged into the Skype account where you had the conversation, and if you have not manually removed your chat history from your account, you will be able to see your old messages as long as you are connected to the Skype account where you had the conversation.
Where is Skype history stored?
Keeping track of Skype for Business conversations with the help of Outlook is possible by using a folder called Conversations. When you open the folder in which the chat messages were sent, you will be able to see information such as when and what the message was sent, along with the members of the group and the actual text of the conversation that was sent.
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