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Adding contacts in Skype for Android phones


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




It's easy to find your friends who are using Skype and add them to your contacts. When you’ve added your friends, you can call, video call and instant message them on Skype, for free.

You can also add your friends who are not using Skype to your Skype contact list, and call them on their mobile or landline via Skype. You’ll only need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobiles and landlines.

Adding Skype contacts:

It’s easy to add a Skype contact in Skype for Android just like it is on your computer.

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Press the phone’s menu button or tap the menu icon The menu icon., then tap Add people.
  3. Type in a contact’s name, Skype Name, email address or phone number and press enter on your keypad or tap the magnifying glass symbol.
  4. Select the contact you want to add from the search results and tap the add contact icon The add contact icon. or select Connect on Skype.
  5. Write something as the contact request message to introduce yourself if you want, and tap the confirmation icon The confirmation icon..

The person is added to your contact list, but will appear offline until they accept your request. After they’ve accepted your request, you can see when they’re online and make free voice and video calls with them.

If you don’t want to add people individually, you can automatically add people in your Android address book who are also on Skype. Simply tap Settings, tap the Automatically add friends option under Contacts, then tap the Use my address book option.

If you’re using your Microsoft Account to sign into Skype (or you’ve linked your Skype and Microsoft Accounts), you’ll see your email contacts on your Skype contact list, and can then easily add them to your Skype contacts.

Adding mobile and landline numbers:

You can add a mobile or landline number to your Skype contact list, so you can reach your friends even when they’re not on Skype:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Press the phone’s menu button or tap the menu icon The menu icon. and select Add number.
  3. Enter the contact’s name and mobile or landline number. You can select the international dialing code by tapping the country. This will open a dropdown list with all international dialing codes. You can also select the phone number type.

The Add number window with fields to enter the contact’s name and their phone number.

Learn how to manage your contacts in Skype 4 for Android phones.

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