Ok, I am not a big skype user, but I was chatting with my sister, made a typo and habitually typed


to my surprise it actually changed the history. I am using the linux skype client and my sister is using 4.something on windows.

When she tried to do the same thing, it didn't work. Does anyone know if this is specific to the linux version?

Coolest easter egg/feature I have ever stumbled upon.

  • Also, note that you might see the changes, but (some of) the other person(s) in the chat might not. (I've never managed to figure out when it works, nor if I could somehow tell if it worked. Very confusing if you're trying a make a joke that just doesn't even make it to the Skype client on the other side...)
    – Arjan
    Jan 13, 2010 at 12:10
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    wow, cool! too bad it doesn't work on windows :( Jan 13, 2010 at 14:56

1 Answer 1


The regexp feature does not work on Windows. It works on the Linux and Mac version though. It's a pretty neat feature, you can also hold Control-click (Mac) and select Edit from the context menu on a message to edit it.

  • (Using Edit suffers the same issue I commented on in the question: you might see the changes, but other(s) might not...)
    – Arjan
    Jan 13, 2010 at 12:12
  • Yeah they both do the same thing.
    – user1931
    Jan 13, 2010 at 12:59
  • Right click works on linux too. One can even remove a message. Feb 14, 2011 at 23:03

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