Adding contacts (Android tablets)

If you want to make Skype voice or video calls with your friends, you have to first add them to your contact list. You can easily search for your friends in the Skype directory. If you want to reach them whenever you like, you can also add their mobile or landline numbers.

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

Adding a Skype contact

It’s easy to add a Skype contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the add contacts icon The add contacts icon and select Add people.
  3. Enter a contact’s name, Skype Name or email address.
  4. Select a contact from the list of results and tap Add to contacts.
  5. Edit the contact request message if you like 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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