How do I block, unblock and remove contacts in Skype 4 for Android phones?

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

To block a contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. From the People list, tap and hold the contact you’d like to block.
  3. Tap Block contact.
  4. Select Report as Spam to notify us of spammers so we can stop them in the early stages of their activity.
  5. Tap OK.

To unblock a contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Go to your People list. Blocked contacts have a sign over their profile picture.

A blocked contact highlighted in the People list.

  1. Tap and hold the contact you want to unblock.
  2. Tap Unblock contact.

To remove a contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. From the People list, tap and hold the contact you’d like to remove.
  3. Tap Remove contact.
  4. Tap Yes.

Alternatively, go to your People list and select a contact you want to block, unblock or remove. Press the menu button on your phone or tap the menu icon The Menu button. and select Block contact, Unblock contact or Remove contact.

Learn more about managing contacts in Skype 4 for Android phones.

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