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Adding contacts (Android tablets)

Adding contacts is one of the most important things you can do. It's how you'll save and organize all of your friends and loved ones information so you can reach them quickly. If you want to reach them whenever you like, you can also add their mobile or landline numbers.

There's also a new way to invite anyone to your call or conversation. You don't need to know their Skype name and they don't even need to have a Skype account to enjoy free voice, video and instant message conversations with you. Learn more

Adding a Skype contact

Skype-to-Skype calls are free but you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobiles and landlines.

It’s easy to add a Skype contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the more button at the top-right of the screen.
  3. Select Add people.
  4. Enter a contact’s name, Skype Name or email address.
  5. Select a contact from the list of results and tap Add to contacts.
  6. Edit the contact request message if you like (by tapping Edit) and tap Send. This adds the contact to your contact list. You’ll be able to see their status or contact them as soon as they accept your request.

Adding mobile and landline numbers

To add a mobile or landline number:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the add contacts icon The add contacts icon and select Add number.
  3. Enter the contact’s name.
  4. Select the international dialing code by tapping the small arrow icon and choosing a country from the list.
  5. Select the number type (Mobile, Home or Office).
  6. Enter the contact’s mobile or landline number and tap Done on the dial pad.
  7. Tap the blue tick icon The tick icon.

Learn how to manage your contacts.

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