Can I transfer contacts from one Skype account to another?

If you want to transfer contacts between two Skype accounts, you can simply send them from one account to another using Skype for Windows desktop, Mac or Linux.

Currently, it’s not possible to send contacts to or receive contacts from another account when you use Skype for Windows 8 or Skype for mobiles and tablets.

Skype for Windows desktop

  1. Sign in to Skype with the account you want to send the contacts from.
    Make sure that both accounts appear in each other’s contact list.
  2. Send the selected contacts to your other account and sign out.
  3. Sign in to Skype with the account you sent the contacts to.
  4. Click Recent to open the conversation with the account from which you sent the contacts.
  5. Add the received contacts to this Skype account contact list and send a contact request message to each of them.

Skype for Mac and Skype for Linux

If you’re using Skype for Mac or Skype for Linux, you will need to use two computers to transfer contacts between two accounts.

  1. On one computer, sign in to Skype with the account you want to send the contacts from. On another computer, sign in to Skype with the account you want to send the contacts to.

Make sure that both accounts appear in each other’s contact list. Learn more about adding contacts on Skype for Mac or Skype for Linux.

  1. On the first computer, send the contacts you want to transfer to your other account.

Follow a step-by-step guide on how to send contacts in Skype for Mac and Skype for Linux.

  1. A pop-up window with the received contacts opens on the other computer.
  2. Add the received contacts to this Skype account contact list and send a contact request message to each of them.

The contacts are then added to the contact list of this Skype account, but you will see a pending contact request status icon The pending contact request status icon. displayed next to their name until they accept your contact request. Once they accept it, you can see when they are online, and instant message or call them from this account.

It is not possible to send Facebook contacts from your Skype account to another one, but you can see and instant message them from any Skype account when you connect to your Facebook account.

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