How to Edit, Remove or Recall Skype messages that you’ve sent

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 30 sec read >

This Skype functionality comes in handy if you’ve made a typing error or if you’ve send the wrong message to the wrong person.

NOTE: If your recipient uses a Linux version of Skype and you a Windows version of Skype this functionality unfortunately won’t work at present (when this article got written).

  • Right click on the message
  • Select Edit message to modify message or Remove message to delete the message.
  • Confirm the action
  • Finished

NOTE: Removed message won’t be completely deleted and hidden from view. Although the recipients are no longer able to see what’s the actual content of the message, they will still see a post message with text reading as “The host has deleted the message”. Secondly, only recent transmitted and sent message can be modified or recalled, the trick won’t work on messages older than one hour.

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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