Chat in Skype for Business on Mac

Find and add a contact

  1. Type a name in Search for Contacts, and select your contact's listing when it appears.

  2. Select the contact and select Groups to add them to a group or to Favorites.

When you add a person to your contact list, they receive a notification. External contacts must accept your invitation before you can see their availability.

Screenshot of Contacts tab, with search text entered and search result shown.

Start an Instant Message (IM)

  1. Select a contact, and then select Send an Instant Message Open chat button .

  2. Type your message in the Type a message here... box, and press Return or select Send IM button .

Screenshot of contact card, with cursor over Send an Instant Message

Start a voice or video call

Select a contact, then on their contact card select or Start a Call Calls button or Start a Video Call Video call button .

Note: If you don't have a camera, the video call options are not available.

Screenshot of contact card, with cursor over Start a Call.

Receive a call

Select Answer Call to accept the call, or Ignore Hang Up to dismiss the call and send it to voice mail, if available.

Screenshot of incoming call dialog.

End a call

Select Hang Up Hang Up or press Ctrl+Enter.

Note: To end an instant message, close the conversation window.

Screenshot of a call screen, with cursoer over the End a Call button.
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