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Adding contacts (iPhone)

Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? Then you’re ready to add contacts.

To add friends automatically:

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Tap the My info tab and select Settings.
  3. Enable the Automatically add friends option. 
  4. Tap the Add phone number option under How people find me to verify your mobile number. Learn more.

To find your friends and add them manually:

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Tap the add new contact icon at the top of the screen.

  4. Tap the Search function at the top of the screen and type in the name, Skype name, or email address of the person you're looking for. As you type, suggestions from your existing contacts list will come up along with the option to Tap to find new contacts.

  5. When you find the person you're looking for, tap them to add them to your contacts. 

  6. If you want to edit the contact message, tap the edit link.
  7. Tap send contact request to notify the person you're looking for that you want to add them as a contact.

Do you have a friend who's not on Skype? No worries, Skype makes it convenient to invite anyone to chat.

  1. From your Skype contacts, tap the All tab, and then tap the link to Invite friends to Skype. 
  2. In the Search field, start typing your contact's name. Matches will automatically display.
  3. Tap the contact you want to chat with. 
  4. Choose from the contact methods listed to send the invite (phone or email address). If you send an invitation via SMS, you will be charged by your carrier at their standard outgoing SMS rates.
  5. Tap Send to send your invite. 

You can connect to artificially intelligent bots to do all kinds of things. Learn more about Skype bots.

You can also add contacts and conversations to your Favorites. Learn more.

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