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How do I add contacts in Skype for Windows Desktop?

Watch the video to see how to add a contact in less than 40 seconds. A step-by-step guide is also available below.



To add a new Skype contact:

  1. Start Skype and sign in.
  2. Search for the person you want to add using their email address or Skype Name (if you know it) – simply type it into the search box at the top-left of the screen, under your Skype Name.
  3. Click Search Skype after you've typed in the contact info you want to search by.
  4. Profiles matching your search info will be displayed on the left side of the screen. Click the contact you want to add, and their profile information will display at the top of the screen.
  5. To add the contact, click Add to Contacts.
  6. Introduce yourself to your new contact and click Send.

All done. Your new contact is now added to your contact list, but you’ll only see a question mark instead of their status icon until they accept your request (). When your new contact accepts your request, you can see when they are online, and make free voice and video calls with them.

To add a mobile or landline contact:

  1. Start Skype and sign in.
  2. Click Contacts > Add Contact > Save a Phone Number....

  3. Enter a name, choose the country (click the flag to change location), add the phone number and select a type (mobile, office, etc.).
  4. Click Add Number, and the number will be saved to your contact list.

With Skype for Windows desktop, you can also import contacts from Facebook, so you don’t have to worry about losing touch with your friends who are not on Skype. To add contacts from Facebook:

  1. Click Contacts > Import Contacts.

  2. Enter your Facebook username and password, then click Import.

  3. Skype will import your Facebook contacts into your Skype contact list.

You can rename your contacts, add a phone number to their profile or organize them into lists. Learn how to manage your contacts

Here are a few pages that can help you do even more:



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