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Adding contacts (Windows Phone 8)

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

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. Start Skype.
  2. In Skype home, tap Menu button, then select add people.
  3. Search for a contact by their Skype Name, name, phone number or email address.
  4. Select the contact's name from the results list, then tap Add to contacts.
  5. Enter your own message if you like, then tap send Send button.
  6. The contact appears in your people list.

You can see if the contact is online or offline and instant message or call them after they accept your contact request.

The list of Skype contacts under people.

How do I add a phone number?

To add a phone number:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In Skype home, tap people.
  3. Then tap Menu button and select add number.
  4. Enter the contact’s name, country, phone number and number type.

    You need to enter the phone number in the correct format, including the area code, with no dashes, otherwise your call won’t go through.
  5. Tap the tick button Tick button to confirm.
  6. The contact appears in your people list.

You’ll now be able to call them whenever you like, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

Learn how to manage your contacts in Skype for Windows Phone 8.

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