How can I send a contact’s details to another contact in Skype for Windows desktop?

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You can send one or more contacts’ details to your friends in a call or in an IM conversation. Those receiving the contact’s details can then add the contact to their contact list. This is an easy way to make sure you and your friends are sending contact requests to the right people.

This FAQ will show you how to send a contact’s details in a conversation and in a call

Sending a contact’s details in a conversation

When you are in a conversation with one or more participants, and want to send someone’s contact details:

  1. In your Contacts or Recent list, select a contact or conversation you want to send a contact’s details to.
  2. At the top of the conversation window that appears, click the + button, then select Send contacts....

Send contacts selected from the menu displayed after clicking the plus button.

  1. In the Send contacts window, check the contacts you want to send to the conversation. You can enter the person’s name into the box to quickly find them in your contact list.

The Send contacts window with the box to enter the contact’s name and select the contacts to be sent.  

  1. Click Send. A message will appear confirming that the contact has been sent.

The message confirming that the contact has been sent.

Those receiving the contacts can then view the contacts' details and send a contact request by clicking Add to contacts.

Sending a contact’s details in a call

You can send a contact’s details to participants on a voice call, group call, video call or group video call:

  1. Sing in to Skype.
  2. Make a call.
  3. Move your cursor to the call window to see the call options. Click the + button and select Send Contacts….

Send contacts selected from the menu displayed after clicking the plus button.

  1. In the Send contacts window, check the contacts you want to send to the conversation.
  2. Click Add to call.

Add to call button selected.

  1. A message appears confirming that the contacts’ details have been sent. If you can’t see your instant message area, click the instant message button on the left, which now has an orange dot on it to indicate unread messages The instant message button with an orange dot indicating unread messages..

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