I had a private conversation with someone over IM and then added a third person to the group for a call. Is the third person able to see the history of my previous conversation? Or they only can see history from the point they joined the conversation?

I've searched everywhere for info on this and can't confirm, I'm very worried!

  • very good question, +1!
    – studiohack
    Dec 29, 2010 at 15:40
  • +1 for good question. I would like to know also
    – David
    Dec 29, 2010 at 15:57

2 Answers 2


Default Skype settings are to NOT SHOW any messages before joining group chat. But you can override that with /set options +HISTORY_DISCLOSED, which would make skype show chat history up to 400 messages or 2 weeks back (whichever is less).


Yes, (s)he will be able to do so.

Source: Personal experience.

  • Oops, that's bad. Good thing I got them to erase their chat history. Not sure if that will work but crossing my fingers. Thanks for your answer! :)
    – midorichan
    Jan 4, 2011 at 19:46
  • You're welcome @midorichan
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Jan 6, 2011 at 4:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .