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Communicate with Skype for Business

Connect with your team through chat, voice or video call, or messaging with your team with Skype for Business.

Find or add a contact

  1. On the Contacts tab Contacts tab icon , in the Find someone box, type a name or email address.

  2. In the search results, right-click the person you want to add, and select Add to Contacts List.

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Screenshot of the Skype for Business window while searching for a contact to add.

Start a conversation

  1. On the Contacts tab Contacts tab icon , point to a contact's picture.

  2. Select Send an IM Send an IM to contact .

  3. Type your message.

  4. Select Send Send or press Enter.

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The Skype for Business quick menu with the IM icon active.

Start a voice or video call

  1. On the Contacts tab Contacts tab icon , point to a contact's picture.

  2. Select Call Call contact or Start a video call Start a video call with contact .

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The Skype for Business quick menu with the Call icon active.

Set your presence status

  1. Select the status arrow below your name.

  2. Select the presence indicator you want to display.

  3. To undo, or have Skype for Business automatically update your status, select Reset Status.

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Screenshot of the Skype for Business window with the Status menu open.

See your conversation history

  1. In the main window, select the Conversations tab Conversations tab icon .

  2. Narrow the list by selecting Missed or Calls.

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View your conversation history
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