Skype is useful not only for video calls and long audio chats but also for sending and receiving images, videos and other files. In this article, you will learn, how to view all of the files transferred via your Skype account and export them.
View All Sent and Received Skype Files
If you want to have a look at all the sent and received via Skype files, first, sign in to your Skype account
. Next, open the chat
where you shared or received a picture and click on Gallery
icon under the Chat
Now you can see all files you shared in the chat in the right pane. Select the ones that you wish to open and save them if you want.
On Mobile Devices and Tablets
Open Skype app
, go to a selected chat
and tap View Profile
or go to the group chat
, then tap and hold
and select Manage group
. Scroll down and select Chat Gallery
or Group Gallery
. Finally, you can open the files you shared or received on Skype.
How to Choose a Custom Folder For All Your Received Files
You can configure Skype to make use of a specific folder to store all your received files. To do so, follow these steps:
and click on your profile icon
, then scroll down to Settings
and click on Change Directory
next to When I receive a file
tab at the end of the page.
Pick the folder of your choice and press Open
to apply changes.
How to Automatically Download Incoming Files
To automatically accept incoming files, open Skype
, click on your profile picture
and go to Settings > Messaging
Checkmark the Auto-download photos
and Auto-download files
tabs. Close the Settings
menu and the changes will be applied automatically.
How to Export Files and Chat History
Open Skype on the web
and select if you’d like to export Conversations, Files
or both. Next, click on Submit request
It might take some time for Skype to gather all your information together, so be patient. Once you receive a notification from Skype that your archive is ready, click on Download
and save your files.
If you are looking for a message or a file in Skype conversations, check this article about how to find a specific message in Skype chat
If you accidentally sent a message that you’d like to edit or delete, read this guide
In this article you will learn how to call landline and mobile phones
using Skype and other instant messaging apps.