How do I add and manage contacts using Skype on my Verizon Android?

Adding someone as a Skype contact allows you to call them Skype-to-Skype and instant message them for free. You can also add mobile and landline numbers as contacts, that you can call using your Skype Credit or subscription.

The following questions and answers will help you add new contacts to your contact list, and help you manage the contacts you have.

How do I add a contact?

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab.
  3. Press the Menu button and select Add a contact.
  4. Select Search Skype directory.
  5. Enter the contact’s Skype Name, full name, or email address and tap: 
  6. Select the contact you’d like to add from the list.
  7. If you like, you can type a personalized message to send to the contact to let them know who you are. When you’re done, tap Add.

The contact will appear offline in your contact list until they accept your request. After that, you will be able to see their status, call them Skype-to-Skype and instant message them.

How do I add a mobile or landline number to my contact list?

Adding a mobile or landline number to your contact list makes it easier to call from your Skype account as you won’t have to enter the number every time. Remember, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobile or landline numbers.

You will only be able to call mobile and landline numbers abroad, not domestic US numbers. Find out more.

To add a phone number to your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contact tab.
  3. Press the Menu button and select Add a contact.
  4. Select Add a phone number.
  5. Enter the name of the contact and their mobile or landline number, including the international and area code.
  6. Tap Add.

You can see the number in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

How do I import contacts from my Android phonebook?

Importing contacts will copy mobile and landline numbers abroad from your Android’s phonebook into your Skype contact list, making it easier to call them from Skype. Remember, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobile or landline numbers.

You will only be able to import and call mobile and landline numbers abroad, not domestic US numbers. Find out more.

To import phonebook contacts to your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab.
  3. Press the Menu button and select Add a contact.
  4. Select Import from phone.
  5. Select a contact from your Android phonebook.
  6. Tap Add.

You can see the imported contact in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

How do I search for contact in my contact list?

When you select the Contacts tab, the quickest way to find a contact is to use the Quick Filter feature. Just start typing a contact’s name and the Quick Filter will filter out all of the contacts that don’t match, making it easier to find who you’re looking for.

How do I view a contact’s profile?

Profiles display a contact’s mood message, birth date, country, and other information that they’ve chosen to share on Skype. To view a contact’s profile:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab.
  3. Select a contact and press the Menu button.
  4. Select Show profile.

As the profile information belongs to that contact, it can only be edited by them. Others can only view it.

How do I block a contact?

You can block a contact to prevent them from contacting you. If you block a contact, they will no longer be able to call you Skype-to-Skype, instant message you or see when you are online. To block a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab.
  3. Long tap a contact to select them.
  4. Select Block contact.

To unblock a contact, repeat the process. If a contact has already been blocked, then Block contact will be replaced by Unblock contact.

You can also block a contact directly from a contact request. To do this, simply tap Block on the contact request. This will prevent you receiving any further contact requests from that person in the future.

 

How do I delete a contact?

Deleting a contact will remove them from your contact list. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab.
  3. Long tap a contact to select them.
  4. Select Remove contact.

Deleting a contact won’t prevent them from contacting you entirely. To make ensure you receive no further contact with them through Skype, you should also block them.

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