How To Add A New Contact In Skype

Are you having some trouble adding your friend on Skype? Can’t find the option to do so? Or do you find the app’s interface confusing? In any case, we’re here to help you. Follow our quick guide below to learn how to add a new contact on Skype.


Although you don’t have to add a person to your contacts to message them on Skype, we recommend that you do, especially if the person is your friend, workmate, or family. In turn, you get to save their information on the app so that you can access and message the person easier in the future.

If you’re new to Skype and you’re still learning how to use it, there’s no need to worry. With our step-by-step guide, we’ll teach you how to add your friends to the platform. Whether you’re on your computer or Android device, we got you covered.

How to add new contacts on Skype

If you want to add your friends on Skype, you can use their email, name, or number to search for them on the platform. You should find them easily if they have an account and you got the information right.

Whether you’re using Skype on your phone or computer, the process of adding a contact is pretty simple. Generally, you have to navigate to Contacts, add a new entry, and use the person’s information to search them on the platform.

Follow our quick step-by-step below to learn how to add a new contact from your computer or Android device.

On your computer:
  1. Open the Skype desktop app or web client and sign-in to your account.
  2. On the left side of your screen, select Contacts from the menu.

  3. Click “New Contact.”

  4. Enter your friend’s full name, number, or email on the search bar. Once you find the right person, click “Add.”

If you can’t find the person on Skype, try to re-check the information you used to search. If that’s to no avail, your friend might not have an account on the platform.

On Android devices:
  1. Launch the Skype app from your home screen or app drawer and sign-in.
  2. At the bottom right side of your screen, tap Contacts.
  3. Below the heading, tap “Add a new contact.”

  4. Enter your friend’s number, email, or name on the search bar. Select the right person from the results to open a conversation window.

  5. At the top right corner of your screen, tap More options (three-dot icon) and select Add contact.

As for business accounts, your address book works differently from personal ones. Aside from personal contacts, you also have a separate directory for your organization.

To add people from within your organization, you must first type the person’s information on the search bar. Once the view switches to My Contacts, find the contact on your organization’s address book. Right-click on the person’s profile picture, click “Add to Contacts List,” and select a group.

For adding people with a personal account, you have to find the contact through the Skype Directory. If you can’t find this option, ask your admin to enable it for your organization.

How to invite your friends to Skype

If you can’t find a contact on Skype, there’s a chance that the person doesn’t have an account. If that’s the case, you have the option to invite your friend to Skype.

On the Skype desktop or web client app, you can find the invite option when you’re adding a new contact. You can either choose to share your profile through email or by copying and sending the link directly.

As for Android users, head over to Contacts and tap “Invite friends to Skype.” You can then choose whether to share your profile through Facebook, email or a link you can copy and send.

To sum it all up

To add a contact on Skype, you need to know the person’s full name, email address, or phone number. You can use any of these to search for your friend’s profile on the platform. Once you find the right person, you can now add them to your address book.

But if you can’t find the person in the search results, try re-checking the information you used to search for the contact. If that’s to no avail, the individual might not have an account on the platform. When that happens, you can opt to invite the person to join you on Skype.

That’s all we have on our guide about adding new contacts on Skype. We hope that you learned a thing or two from us. For the latest tips, tricks, and tutorials, visit us regularly for our daily updates.