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    How do I block, unblock or report someone in Skype on desktop?

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    You can block a contact to prevent them from calling you, sending you instant messages and seeing your state in Skype. In addition to blocking a contact, you can also choose to report abuse. This notifies us of spammers, so we can stop them in the early stages of their activity.

    1. From the profile of the person you want to block, scroll to the bottom and tap Block.
    2. From the Block this contact? window, you can:
      • Report abuse and then block the contact: Toggle Report abuse from this person on, select a reason, and then select Block.
      • Block someone without reporting abuse: Select Block.
    3. Once the contact is blocked, they will be removed from your chats and contact list.
    1. Select your profile picture.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Contacts and select Blocked contacts.
    4. Select the Unblock button next to the contact you wish to unblock.

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