Chat History should be stored in the Skype. Suppose I closed a chat window, I open chat window again. I want to see my previous conversation very easy way. So introduce Chat History Option in the chat window, That should show all the chat history information based on the date. So that will help me to get my old chat informations to everyone.
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There is another feedback issue, with more traction here:
Skype business should do the same as Skype and automatically load chat history... Come on SKYPE
Seth B commented
Feature request. Please give Skype for Business client users (and mobile app users) the option to have a persistent chat history experience. Open a chat window, chat with someone multiple times throughout a day or week. After each little individual chat session is over (say after a few minutes) we close the chat window. Then an hour later we want to continue the conversation. We double click on the person in the buddy list and the window re-opens with the chat history intact. Could have a client or server side (or both) configuration to save past day, past week, past 30 days, or save everything. this is how most other chat clients work and conceptually is also how text messaging works on all phones. Please prioritize this feature request.
This is a must-do. Not a to-do...
Shame on Microsoft for not storing history in Skype Free and Skype for Business!
Marian Jurecka commented
It is a pure ignorance of Microsoft to go unanswered for this long, letting third parties to monetize the incapability to delivery what is requested by many and let the app being a pain in a** just because MS does not care
Honglin GITI commented
chat history is the standard features among all chat apps...
pls... at least give user choice to keep chat history
Not storing the conversation history in Skype for Business makes me loath using the product and makes me extremely hesitant to recommend the product to customers and colleagues.
Pavel Grovety commented
Wi did it! save your chat history - addon for SfB https://grovety.com/products/historage
Can't believe this doesn't have 1 million votes. Guess that means no-one can find this thread. Check online you will find it is the bugbear of so many people. Absolutely worst idea ever to eliminate chat history, Make it like free skype. How hard is that?
WOW, i wish i could be a fly on the wall at the microsoft design meeting where they were deciding what to do with the chat history.
- Hey, How about we remove the chat history from the chat window, place it in outlook and fragment it.
- Yeah, I think its a great idea!!!
Tim Kent commented
Wow. Reading this thread with my jaw dropping to the ground.
We just moved over to skype for business. Machine auto-rebooted due to windows update <sigh> and now my skype chat history is ... where?
As noted by others, why is this different from the personal skype I've used for years?
c b commented
Microsoft! Are you out to lunch??? Why do you miss such basic needs and leave them untouched for years!
Dan Rabb commented
I forgot to mention, in my previous comment, the chat history should also contain an notation of voice or video chats.
Person A: I have a quick question
Person A: Can you explain.. (something complex)
Me: Call me? This would be easier to discuss live
[Voice chat initiated by Person A]
Person A: Thanks again for the explanation!
Me: Any time.
Dan Rabb commented
It seems that every time I close a chat on my end (let's assume I thought the conversation was over), and the other party continues the conversation, it seems to result in a new "Chats" history, so the entire conversation is now spread amongst many historical "Chats". I expect it to work more like "Messages" on the Mac. A single history for each individual or group thread, so the conversation can be picked up at any point.
If I have a chat with Person A, that's one historical record (going back as far as the history allows). If I have a conversation with Person B, that's another record. If I have a thread with Persons A & B together, that would be a third record.
In regular Skype it's implemented perfectly, and exactly as someone would expect. The previous conversation is simply *there,* and there are timestamps on it for ease of reference. You can even press Ctrl-F to search as in other programs.
Skype for Business on the other hand, doesn't save it between shutdowns of the program unless a box is checked in the options, a box which I specifically UNCHECKED because I was getting e-mail message digests of everything sent to me via SfB when I wasn't on, which is needless to say obnoxious.
It seems as though this program was explicitly designed to annoy the user as much as possible.
Totally agree with Sietje, don't know who ever came up with the idea of not being able to see your chat history in the chat window, it's so extremely unhandy!
I get a notification of a missed chat (It's not missed at all... my phone is just on lock ... Whatsapp doesn't do this, Vyber doesn't do this, iMessage doesn't do this... so why does Skype?) Anyway... I get a notification on my lock screen saying "Hi... Can we chat urgently about...." and then I open the app and tap on the message.... BLANK. WHAT KIND OF APP IS THIS WHEN THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENT, It's PURPOSE for being if you like, DOES NOT WORK. This app is not fit for purpose, absolutely, utterly and unequivocally garbage. I cannot get my head round the fact that in this day and age, a fundamental flaw like this exists. Seriously... it's beyond words. It's just embarrassing.
100% agree, its one of the 2 reasons I strongly dislike using Business Skype (compared to personal Skype)