Adding contacts (Windows Phone 7)

It's easy to find your friends on Skype and add them to your contact list. You can add a Skype contact or a phone number.

How do I add a Skype contact?

To add a contact to your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select contacts.
  3. Tap the add contact icon The add contact icon, then select search Skype for contacts.
  4. Search for the contact by name, phone number or email address.
  5. Select the contact's name from the results list, add your own message to the contact request if you want to, then tap send.
  6. The contact appears in your contact list after they accept your request.

Skype contact list

Currently, it’s not possible to add your Messenger or Facebook friends to your contact list in Skype for Windows Phone 7.

How do I add a phone number?

To add a phone number:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select contacts.
  3. Tap the add contact icon The add contact icon, then select add phone number.
  4. Enter the contact’s name, country, phone number and number description (for example home, work).
  5. Tap the tick icon The tick icon to confirm.

This will add their mobile or landline number to your contact list so that you can call them whenever you like, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

In Skype for Windows Phone 7, you cannot remove your contacts. You will need to sign in on another platform to do this.

How do I block a contact?

You can block a contact to prevent them from calling 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 contact you’d like to block from your contact list.
  3. Tap The menu icon, then select block and tap ok.

To unblock a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to your contact list and tap The menu icon.
  3. Tap view blocked and select the contact you want to unblock.
  4. Tap ok to confirm.

How do I filter contacts?

You can select the following groups of contacts to be displayed:

  • All: displays all Skype contacts in your contact list.
  • Online: displays only contacts that are online.
  • Phonebook: displays only your native phonebook contacts with phone numbers in their profiles.

To filter your contacts:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select contacts, then select all to view filter choices: all, online or phonebook.

Contacts tab selected

If you choose to call a phonebook contact and the phone number is not valid (it does not include a country code, for example), you can use the dial pad to modify it.

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