How do I add and manage contacts using Skype for Symbian?

This FAQ will help you add new contacts to your contact list and manage your existing contacts.

How do I add contacts?

To add contacts to your Skype contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab:
  3. Select Add Skype contacts. This gives you the following options:
  • From Skype directory: search for a contact by entering a contact’s Skype Name, full name or email address.
  • From e-mail: search the Skype directory using email addresses stored in your Symbian phonebook.
  • By Skype Name: search the Skype directory by entering a contact’s Skype Name.
  • By name: search the Skype directory by entering a contact’s name.
  • Add number: add a mobile or landline number to your contact list.
  • From phonebook: add a mobile or landline number from your Symbian phonebook to your contact list.
  • Copy phonebook contacts: add all mobile and landline numbers from your Symbian phonebook to your contact list.

Can I add a phone number to a contact's Skype profile?

It’s not currently possible to add phone numbers to a Skype contact’s profile using Skype for Symbian. However, you can do this using Skype on your computer.

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How do I display only certain contacts in my contact list?

You can filter your contact list to show only certain types of contacts, such as contacts that are online. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab:
  3. Press the Options button.
  4. Select View then select from the following options:
  • All contacts
  • Online only
  • Blocked only

How do I block a contact?

Blocking a contact prevents them from calling or instant messaging you. To block a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab:
  3. Select a contact then press the Options button.
  4. Select Contact then Block.

How do I remove a contact?

Removing a contact deletes them from your contact list. To remove a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab:
  3. Select a contact then press the Options button.
  4. Select Contact then Remove.

Even if you remove a contact from your contact list, they will still be able to contact you. If you would like to prevent someone from contacting you, you should block them as well.

It’s currently not possible to remove phone numbers you’ve attached to a contact’s Skype profile using Skype for Android. To do this, you should sign in to Skype on your computer.

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