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How long are files and data available in Skype?

Skype stores files and photos you've shared, calls you've recorded, and other items for easy access across all of your devices.

However, each item has a different length of time that it's available in your chat history:

Item Type

Duration Available


Determined by user*

Chat titles

Determined by user*


Determined by user*

Note : Videos larger than 100MB will be saved as Files and will be available for 30 days.


Determined by user*


Available for 30 days

Voice messages and Voicemail

Available for 30 days

Call recordings

Available for 30 days

Video messages

Determined by user*

Learn more about exporting your chat history or files . Keep in mind that any items that have been deleted by you and your contact will no longer be available in your chat history or to export.

*Messages, videos, video messages, and pictures are available until they are deleted or dated back to April 2017 and chat titles until deleted or users leave conversations.

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