Add a contact

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Watch this video for a quick lesson about adding a contact in Skype for Business.

Find someone, then add them as a contact so you can quickly IM, call, video chat, or meet with them using Skype for Business.

Find your boss or a co-worker

  1. In the Search bar, located just below the quick icons for Contacts, Conversations, Phone, and Calendar, type his or her name. With the first letter that you type, the tabs below change to My Contacts and Skype Directory.

  2. Keep the My Contacts tab selected to find people in your company’s directory.

    (If you want to find someone who’s not in your company, click the Skype Directory tab to search for them there—among the millions of Skype Consumer users.)

Now, add your boss/co-worker as a contact

  1. Hover over their picture in the search results.

  2. Choose Add to Contacts List, then click the group you want to add them to—like Favorites, or a group that you previously created, like Accounting Team.

    Repeat these steps with the people you work with the most.

How to I get back to my Favorites or another group?

  • Click the little triangle to the left of a group to expand or collapse it. If you have a lot of groups, you may want to keep the groups you connect with less often collapsed--for easier access to the groups you connect with more often.

Skype for Business main window, click triangle to expand or collapse a group

Want More?

You can add a contact in Skype for Business. Here's how.

In the Search bar, start typing their name.

Then just right-click their listing, choose Add to Contact List, and add them to one of your groups.

If the person you're searching for is not in your organization, but you know they have a Skype account, click the Skype Directory tab.

Knowing their Skype user name and location helps narrow the search quickly.

For more about Skype for Business, visit

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