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    How do I find new contacts in Skype on desktop?

    Back to search results
    1. Select 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 select 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.

    Note: To save a PSTN contact, open the dialpad, and call the phone number you want to save. After the call, right-click the number in your chat list, select View profile, and then select Add on Skype.

     

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

    Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)

    1. Select the Contacts Contact button tab.
    2. Select Invite People to Skype.
    3. You can either copy your join link to share or send the invitation via email. 


    Skype for Windows 10 (version 12)

    1. Select the New chat plus button button, and then select New Chat
    2. At the bottom of the New conversation window, select Send them a link
    3. You can either copy your join link to share or send the invitation via email. The link is unique, it can be shared with up to 10 people for a limited time.

    The option to filter your contacts is not available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 12). 
    1. Select the Contacts Contact button tab.
    2. Select the down arrow next to All, where you can choose from the following:
      • 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.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling