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    How do I find new contacts in the new Skype?

    1. In the Chats screen, tap Search Skype.
    2. Type the name, Skype name or email of the person you want to chat with.
    3. Select your friend from the search results and you'll be taken to a conversation window.
    4. Type a message to your contact and tap the Send send button  button.

    You will only be able to send up to 10 messages to them and images will be blurred until they accept your request.

    1. Tap Search Skype.
    2. Tap Sync Your Address Book. If you don't see this option, that means Skype is already set up to sync with your address book. 

      Sync Your Address Book
    3. Once completed, your contact list will be updated in Skype.

    To turn this off, go to Settings, then Privacy, and toggle Sync your address book off.

    Do you have a friend who's not on Skype?  No worries, Skype makes it convenient to invite anyone to chat.

    You will need to sync your address book before following these steps by tapping Search Skype, and then tapping Sync your address book. If you don't see this option, that means Skype is already set up to sync with your address book. 

    1. In the Chats screen, tap the contacts contacts button button.
    2. Tap Invite people to Skype, or scroll to the contact you want to chat with and tap Invite
    3. Choose from the contact methods listed to send the invite. If you send an invitation via SMS, you may be charged by your carrier at their standard outgoing SMS rates.
    1. In the Chats screen, tap the contacts contacts button button.
    2. In the Contacts screen, you can choose the All, Skype or Active Now tabs. 
      • All - Displays all of your contacts. 
      • Skype - Displays only those contacts that are signed in with their Skype account.
      • Active Now - Displays only contacts that are online. The contacts from your device's phonebook won’t be displayed.

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