How do I manage my contacts in Skype for Linux?

Once you have added some contacts, it’s easy to manage your contacts. This FAQ shows you how to:

Viewing a contact's profile

To view a contact’s profile:

  1. Click the contact’s name in your contact list.

    The contact’s name selected in the contact list

  2. Click the down arrow next to the contact and select View Profile. This displays a more detailed view of the contact’s profile.

    The contact’s full Profile window displayed.

Renaming a contact

You can rename a contact to something more memorable or easier to locate. This change is only reflected in your own contact list – their profile and their name in other people's contact lists is unchanged.

  1. In the contact list, select the contact you want to rename.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the contact and select Rename... 

    The Rename contact window with a text box to enter the new name.

  3. Type the new name in the text box and click Rename. The contact's new name now appears in your contact list.

    The contact’s new name displayed in the contact list.

Adding labels to a contact

To add labels to a contact for easy searching:

  1. In your contact list, click the contact you want to add a label to.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the contact and select Edit Labels...
  3. Type your labels into the text box, separating them with a comma.

    The text box to enter the label.

  4. Click Save to save the labels.

Now when you search your contacts, you can type in a label and all contacts with that label will be shown.

          Searching for the contacts using a label.

Removing contacts

You can remove contacts from your contact list as follows:

  1. In your contact list, click the contact you want to remove.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the contact you wish to remove and select Remove from Contacts.
  3. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the contact.

    The Yes and No options to be selected to confirm removing the contact.

    The person will be removed from your contact list. However, it doesn't block them from contacting you. If you wish to contact this person again, you will have to add them to your contact list manually.

Blocking and reporting contacts

To block a contact you do not wish to contact you anymore:

  1. In your contact list, select the contact you want to block.
  2. Click the down arrow next to the contact and select Block this User.
  3. If required, check Report abuse from this person.

    The Block this user window with the option to Report abuse from this person.

  4. Click Yes to block the contact.

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