How can I reach my Skype contacts from Microsoft Outlook with Skype for Windows desktop?

With the latest version of Skype for Windows desktop and Microsoft Outlook 2010 or higher*, you have yet another easy way to keep in touch with your Skype contacts.

If you have your contact’s Skype primary email address in your Microsoft Outlook Address Book, or if they send an email to your Microsoft Outlook account from their Skype primary email address, you can see their status, send them instant messages and call them directly from Microsoft Outlook.

  1. Sign in to Skype and to Microsoft Outlook.
  2. In Microsoft Outlook, go to your contacts Address Book or open your Skype contact’s Message window, and hover over the contact’s email address to see their status and mood message.
  3. If the Skype contact is online, simply click the instant message icon to start an instant message conversation or the call icon to make a call from Skype.

    Skype contact card in Outlook with the instant message and call icons.

    If you click the instant message or call icon and the person you want to contact is not in your Skype contact list, the Skype directory search starts. If there’s a match found, you can send a contact request to that person to add them to your Skype contact list.

*The preview version of Microsoft Outlook 2013 doesn‘t support linking Skype contact list to Outlook Address Book. Visit Microsoft Store for product information.

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