How to Add a Contact in Skype

If you’ve just started using Skype and need to know how to add a contact, we’ll take you through the steps to achieve that in this guide.

How to Add a Contact in Skype

Plus, we’ll show you how to block, unblock and delete contacts using various operating systems and mobile devices.

How to Add a Contact in Skype on a Windows PC?

To add a new personal contact to your Skype contact list using Windows:

  1. Access your Skype account, then click on the “+ Contact” button > “Add New Contact.”
  2. Check whether the person you wish to add appears in the suggested contacts list displayed. If so, click on the “Add” button next to their name.
  3. If not, at the top of the page the blue bar will ask for the Skype Name, email, and the number of the contact you wish to add. Enter the details you have.
  4. You will now see another list of suggestions; select “Add” for the applicable person.
    • This record will now be added as one of your Skype contacts.

To block a Skype contact:

  1. From either the “Chats” or “Contacts” tab, click and hold or right-click on the contact you wish to block.
  2. Select “View profile.”
  3. At the bottom of their profile, select “Block contact.”

To unblock a Skype contact:

  1. Click on your profile picture or initials.
  2. Click on the “Settings” icon.
  3. Select “Contacts” then “Blocked contacts.”
  4. Next to the contact you wish to unblock, click on the “Unblock” button.

How to Add a Contact in Skype on a Chromebook?

To add a new personal contact to your Skype contact list using Chromebook:

  1. Access your Skype account, then click on the “+ Contact” button > “Add New Contact.”
  2. Check whether the person you wish to add appears in the suggested contacts list displayed. If so, click on the “Add” button next to their name.
  3. If not, at the top of the page the blue bar will ask for the Skype Name, email, and the number of the contact you wish to add. Enter the details you have.
  4. You will now see another list of suggestions; select “Add” for the applicable person.
    • This record will now be added as one of your Skype contacts.

To block a Skype contact:

  1. From either the “Chats” or “Contacts” tab, click and hold or right-click on the contact you wish to block.
  2. Select “View profile.”
  3. At the bottom of their profile, select “Block contact.”

To unblock a Skype contact:

  1. Click on your profile picture or initials.
  2. Click on the “Settings” icon.
  3. Select “Contacts” then “Blocked contacts.”
  4. Next to the contact you wish to unblock, click on the “Unblock” button.

How to Add a Contact in Skype on a Mac?

To add a new personal contact to your Skype contact list using Mac:

  1. Access your Skype account, then click on the “+ Contact” button > “Add New Contact.”
  2. Check whether the person you wish to add appears in the suggested contacts list displayed. If so, click on the “Add” button next to their name.
  3. If not, at the top of the page the blue bar will ask for the Skype Name, email, and the number of the contact you wish to add. Enter the details you have.
  4. You will now see another list of suggestions; select “Add” for the applicable person.
    • This record will now be added as one of your Skype contacts.

To block a Skype contact:

  1. From either the “Chats” or “Contacts” tab, click and hold or right-click on the contact you wish to block.
  2. Select “View profile.”
  3. At the bottom of their profile, select “Block contact.”

To unblock a Skype contact:

  1. Click on your profile picture or initials.
  2. Click on the “Settings” icon.
  3. Select “Contacts” then “Blocked contacts.”
  4. Next to the contact you wish to unblock, click on the “Unblock” button.

How to Add a Contact in Skype in the Android App?

To add a new personal contact to your Skype contact list using Android:

  1. Launch the Skype app on your Android device.
  2. Select the “Contacts” tab found at the bottom of the screen. Your contacts will be listed alphabetically.
  3. From the top right-hand corner, click on the “Add Contact” icon, shown as head and shoulders next to a plus (+) sign.
  4. Enter a search for the person’s name, phone number, or email details of the new contact you wish to add.
  5. As you type, Skype will auto-suggest contacts from the provided list. Select the applicable one to add to your contact list.

To block a Skype contact:

  1. From either the “Chats” or “Contacts” tab, click and hold or right-click on the contact you wish to block.
  2. Select “View profile.”
  3. At the bottom of their profile, select “Block contact.”

To unblock a Skype contact:

  1. From the “Chats” tab, click on the hamburger menu then the “Settings” icon.
  2. Select “Manage blocked users” found towards the bottom, for a list of the Skype contacts you have blocked.
  3. Next to the contact you want to unblock, select “Unblock.”

How to Add a Person Contact in Skype in the iPhone App?

  1. Launch the Skype app on your iOS device.
  2. Select the “Contacts” tab found at the bottom of the screen. Your contacts will be listed alphabetically.
  3. From the top right-hand corner, click on the “Add Contact” icon, shown as head and shoulders next to a plus (+) sign.
  4. Enter a search for the person’s name, phone number, or email details of the new contact you wish to add.
  5. As you type, Skype will auto-suggest contacts from the provided list. Select the applicable one to add to your contact list.

To block a Skype contact:

  1. From the “Contacts” tab, click and hold the contact you wish to block.
  2. Select the “Contact name,” then from the pull-down menu select “View Profile.”
  3. At the bottom of the screen, select “Block.”
  4. In the pop-up message, again select “block” to confirm.

To unblock a Skype contact:

  1. Click on your profile picture or initials at the top of the Chats screen.
  2. Select “Settings” > “Contacts.”
  3. Click on “Blocked Contacts.”
  4. Locate the blocked contact you wish to unblock, then to the right of it select “Unblock.”

How to Add Facebook Contacts to Skype?

To add your Facebook contacts to Skype:

  1. Sign in to your Skype account.
  2. From the pull-down menu, select “Contacts” > “Import Contacts…”
  3. Select the “Facebook” tab.
  4. Enter your credentials then select “Import.”
  5. Choose the Facebook contacts you wish to send a Skype request to.

Additional FAQ

How Do I Delete a Contact in Skype?

To delete one of your Skype contacts:

1. Sign in to your Skype account.

2. From the “Contacts” tab, click and hold or right-click on the contact you want to remove.

3. Click on “View profile.” Then depending on how you’re accessing Skype:

· For Desktop – either select the “Edit” button > “Remove from contact list.”

Or select “Remove from contact list” found at the bottom of the profile screen.

· For Mobile – select the “Edit” button, then click on the trash can icon. Or select “Remove from contact list” found a that the bottom of the profile screen.

How to Delete a Skype Conversation?

To delete a Skype conversation from your PC or Mac:

1. Sign in to your Skype account and find the conversation you wish to delete by going through your chats on the left-hand side.

2. Right-click on the conversation, then select “Delete Conversation.”

3. In the popup message select “Delete” to confirm.

From your Android phone or iPhone:

1. Open the Skype app and at the bottom of the home screen click on “Chats.”

2. Locate the conversation you wish to delete, then click and hold on to it.

3. Click on “Delete conversation,” then in the popup message select “Delete” to confirm.

How Do I Send an Instant Message on Skype?

1. Sign in to your Skype account and select the “Chats” tab.

2. Click on the person or group you wish to send an instant message to.

3. In the chat window, type in your message then click on “Send.”

4. To go to your most recent message in a chat, click on the down chevron.

Managing Your Personal Skype Contacts

Since 2003, Skype has been facilitating online communications between Skype users all around the world. It is still a popular and trusted communication tool today with four billion users, thanks to its longevity, instant messaging, and video and voice calling features.

Now that you know how straightforward it is to add personal contacts in Skype, were you able to find the contacts in the suggested contacts list, or did you need to send the person a request to join Skype? What do you typically enjoy using Skype for? We’d love to hear about your experience using Skype, please leave a comment in the comment section below.

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