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    What are Favorites and how do I manage them in Skype?

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    Favorites make it a cinch to quickly find your contact or chat in Skype.  Whether you’re looking for your best friend or your soccer team's group chat, once added to favorites, they will show at the top of your Chats or Contacts tab for easy access.

    How to add a chat or contact to favorites

    1. Select either the Chats Chat tab icon or Contacts Contacts tab tab.
    2. Tap and hold or Right click on the chat or contact and select Add to favorites.
    3. You will see your list of chat favorites in your Chats Chat tab icon tab and your list of contact favorites in your Contacts Contacts tab tab.

      Note: For Skype for Windows 10 (version 12) and Android 4.0.4 - 5.1, you can only add a contact to favorites.

    How to show or hide chat favorites

    The show or hide favorites feature is only available for chats.

    1. Select the Chats Chat tab icon tab.
    2. Select the filter button: 
      • desktop chat filter button on desktop
      • Android chat filter button on Android
      • iOS chat filter button on iOS
    3. Select Show favorites or Hide favorites.

    How to remove a chat or contact from favorites

    1. Select either the Chats Chat tab icon or Contacts Contacts tab tab.
    2. Tap and hold or Right click on the chat or contact and select Remove from favorites.

      Note: For Skype for Windows 10 (version 12) and Android 4.0.4 - 5.1, these steps only apply for removing a contact from favorites.