How do I manage my contacts in Skype for Windows Phone 8?

After you’ve added your contacts, it’s easy to manage them:

How do I accept or decline a contact request?

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In recent, select the contact request.
  3. Tap either Accept to add the contact to your contact list, or Decline to reject the request.
  4. When declining a request, you can also block that contact. Just tick the box next to block contact and tap ok.

    A contact request displayed under recent.

Can I block or remove a contact?

You can block a contact to prevent them from calling you Skype-to-Skype, instant message you or see when you’re online. You can also remove the contact from your contact list completely.

If you only want your contacts not to see you, simply change your status to invisible.

Learn how to block and remove contacts from your contact list.

How do I filter contacts?

You can select the following groups of contacts to be displayed:

  • All: displays all contacts.
  • Skype: displays only those contacts that are signed in with their Skype Name or Microsoft account.
  • Available: displays only contacts that are online. The contacts from your native phonebook won’t be displayed. If you are signed in to Skype with your Microsoft account, your Messenger contacts will be displayed as well.

To filter your contacts:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Under people, tap the filter above your contact list.
  3. Select all, Skype or available to filter your contacts.
  4. The “all” option selected under people.

How do I add contacts to favorites?

You can add both your Skype and Messenger contacts as favorites. To view the contacts you’ve added to favorites, simply swipe to the favorites screen.

To add contacts as favorites:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Go to the people list, then tap and hold the contact you'd like to add to favorites.
  3. Tap add to favorites.

To remove contacts from favorites:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Go to the favorites list.
  3. Tap add to favorites.
  4. Untick the box next to the contacts you’d like to remove from favorites.
  5. Tap Tick button..

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