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Go to Contacts.
Select the add contact icon or click directly in the search text box and type the name, Skype name or email of the person you want to add. Click Search Skype.
Select your friend from the search results and click Add to Contacts.
Type a quick note to introduce yourself and then click Send.
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 there’s more than one matching result and you’re not sure which one is your friend, right click on one and select View Profile. It's like their Skype business card which contains all the details they've added – like a photo, city, country or phone number. If profile information can’t help you find your friend, ask them for their Skype Name or the email address they registered with.
Adding someone’s mobile or landline number as a Skype contact means you can call them easily even if they’re not on Skype. You’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call. Depending on your Skype client, you have a few options...
Do you have a friend who's not on Skype? No worries, Skype makes it convenient to invite anyone to chat.
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