How to Read Old Skype Chat Messages
After a certain point, your old Skype messages no longer appear in the chat window within Skype. This helps keep the screen uncluttered and helps you to see your recent interactions without being distracted by older ones. Skype doesn’t actually delete these messages when it stops showing them. As long as you still have access to the Skype account on which you had the conversation and haven’t manually deleted your chat history, you can view your old messages.
1.Sign in to the Skype account on which you originally had the conversation you wish to view.
2.Click the “Contacts” tab in the left section of Skype. This shows you a list of all of your Skype contacts.
3.Scroll down the list of contacts until you see the contact with whom you previously had the conversation you wish to view. Click this contact’s name when you see it.
4.Look to the right side of the Skype screen. Above any current messages displayed from this contact, you see a list of options that says “Show messages from:” followed by a list of time periods.
5.Click the time period in which the conversation in question took place. This could be anything from “Yesterday” to “1 Year” to “Since Beginning.”