Recently I noticed that Skype started asking for credentials on every system startup or reboot – Sign in or Create has plagued me to death. At least every two days I need to type my login and password and that is very annoying. Here is how to stop Skype logging you out on system restart or shutdown in Windows 10. In my example I used the desktop app version 220.127.116.11.
From time to time you understand that you need to clear your conversation history on Skype. You may want this to protect your private and sensitive information. For example, if you wrote bad stuff about your boss while you were discussing your job with a friend be sure to delete this conversation before your go home. Or if you chatted with your former girlfriend hurry up to get rid of logs before your wife reads it 🙂 I’m just joking. But you know better than me when you need to purge the unwanted chat urgently.
In the classic Skype program that you are so used to using you could clear the chat history in Tools → Options → Privacy → Privacy Settings → Clear history. But since the Skype updated to the new version 8 in 2018 you don’t have the opportunity to do it the same way. In this article we will explain how you can clear the conversation with a certain contact in Skype 8. Hopefully, developers won’t change everything again and I won’t have to write this manual from a scratch.
Skype stopped working. The classic app won’t connect to the network and sign in to the user account (February 2018)
Skype has been glitching for at least a week by now. When you launch the classic app (UWP) it shows you a blue icon and displays Connecting… in the status bar but won’t connect and shows your contacts as offline. Here is 4 solutions to fix Skype sign-in and connectivity issues that you can face in February 2018.
How the Skype Connectivity Issue Looks Like
I think that many of those who use the classic Skype application now are confronted with the fact that it stopped working and does not connect to the Internet. The program starts, but below it says “Connecting…” and instead of green icon a blue one with animated arrows is displayed. If you click Help > Check for updates, it offers to download a new version, even supposedly it downloads it, but after clicking “Install Now”, the installation does not start. And the problem is not solved accordingly. In this article, read how to get Skype to connect to the server and work so that you can call, exchange messages, send and receive files.
You can hide your phone, your email, not to show your profile picture in Skype if you wish. But people who are concerned about privacy have long been asking the question on forums: “how can I hide my Skype profile from search?” Today we will explain how you can entirely hide yourself if you don’t want your account to be suggested in the Skype search. And vice versa – how to allow displaying your profile in search results, so anyone will be able to find you using your name and username (for old accounts created before being acquired by Microsoft and merging with LiveID).
In Skype app version 7 you could completely sign out from Skype but save credentials and you could sign in again without entering your login and password. Since the update of the Android app to Skype 8.0.0 there is no such option any more. So there is only one way to log out and make sure your contacts see you are really offline.
Many users encountered a problem while they tried to change Skype password in June 2017. If your account is not connected to your Microsoft Account and you select “Change password” in Skype desktop app, you will be directed to Microsoft login page at
https://account.live.com/skype/password/change?smn=... . The thing is that Microsoft has recently taken the step to merge Skype accounts with Microsoft LiveIDs.