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How can I find my friends in Skype?

Skype is better with friends. You can search and find friends using the search bar in Skype.  You can search your friends' names, Skype name, email address or phone number. We then help you narrow down your search results by displaying the number of mutual contacts you share, making it even easier to find the right people. 

Find your friends by their location

Too often your friends may have common names. You can zero in on them by using a location as well. For example, just "John Smith London" or more specifically "John Smith in London". Keep in mind your friend would need to have their location information in their profile for Skype to find them. 

Manage your profile settings

You may add or edit information in your Skype profile such as your location, email, or phone number to make it easier for your friends to find you. If you prefer not to be included in the public search directory or suggested friends, then you can opt out here. Opting out will make it more difficult for your friends to connect with you. If your friends have your verified phone number or email address in their address book, they will still be able to find you on Skype. 

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