Two ways to edit Skype Chat messages
It’s always so frustrating, you post a message into a chat session and realize there are either typing errors, missing or duplicated words or, in retrospect, the message says the opposite of what you intended. Or maybe you put a message into the wrong chat session. With encrypted Skype Chat, there is an opportunity to redeem yourself. Skype for Windows 4.0 and later has two ways to edit a previous chat message and one way to remove previous messages, provided you edit fairly soon after posting a message:
- If it is the most recent message in a chat session, you can simply use the Up arrow to put the text of the message back into the editing window, edit the content and resend it.
- For messages sent in the previous 10 or 15 minutes, you can right click over the text of the message and a menu will appear with the options to “Edit Message” or “Remove Message”. Click on “Edit Message” and the highlighted chat message will re-appear in your editing window. Click on the blue “Send” button to change your message with edited content.
Of course, when you enter a message into the wrong chat window or simply want to pull back a message, the “Remove Message” does it very efficiently. Again this is available for about 15 minutes after you initially Send a message.
And it’s a similar process on the Mac where you see a slightly different menu, as shown to the right, but you get the picture.