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How do I block or report a contact in Skype for Windows RT?

You can block a contact to prevent them from calling or seeing you when you’re online. In Skype for Windows RT, you can block an existing contact and/or a contact request.

You can also choose to report as spam to notify us of spammers so we can stop them in the early stages of their activity.

Blocking an existing contact

To block an existing contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Find the contact you want to block – just type their name and press Enter.
  3. Tap or click the contact to open a conversation screen.
  4. Swipe from the bottom of the screen or right-click to open the options menu.
  5. Select block, then confirm by selecting block again. Optionally, you can check the boxes next to remove from people and report as spam.

    Block contact window with remove from people and report spam options displayed after selecting block button

Blocking a contact request

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Under recent, open the contact request.

    The contact request displayed under recent
  3. In the conversation screen that opens, select decline. Optionally, you can check the boxes next to block and report as spam from the pop-up window.
  4. To confirm, select decline again.

    Decline contact request window with the block, report as spam and decline options

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