- From the top of your window in Skype, select People, groups, messages. Note: For mobile users, tap Search.
- In the Search field, type the name, Skype name, email, or phone number of the person you want to chat with. Note: For Skype for Android 4.0.4 to 5.1 or Skype Lite users, select Tap to search Skype directory.
- Select your friend from the search results and you will be taken to a conversation window.
- Type a message and select Send. They will automatically be added to your contact list, however, you will only be able to send them up to 10 messages and images will be blurred until they accept your request.
Do you have a friend who is not on Skype?
No worries, Skype makes it easy to invite anyone to chat. Select your profile picture, choose Skype profile, and then select Share profile.
Do you want to save a phone number as a contact?
Open the Dialpad and call the phone number you want to save. After the call, right click or tap and hold the number in your chat list, select View profile, then select Add contact.