Add or remove Skype contacts in Outlook.com

In Outlook.com, you can add people in the Skype pane to your Skype contacts.

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The instructions are slightly different depending on whether or not you're using the Outlook.com beta. Choose which version of Outlook.com you're using to see the troubleshooting steps that apply to you.

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See Instructions for the Outlook.com beta.

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A screenshot of the top left corner of the classic Outlook.com mailbox

See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the Outlook.com beta

Add someone as a Skype contact

  1. On the command bar at the top of the page, select Skype Skype .

    A screenshot of the Skype button

  2. Select See All in Skype. Skype.com will open in a new tab.

  3. On Skype.com, select Search Skype.

  4. Type the contact's name and press Enter.

  5. Select the contact in the results, and then select Add To Contacts.

Remove someone as a Skype contact

  1. On the command bar at the top of the page, select Skype Skype .

    A screenshot of the Skype button

  2. Select See All in Skype. Skype.com will open in a new tab.

  3. On Skype.com, select Contacts to open Contacts.

  4. Right-click the contact you want to remove, and select Delete contact.

  5. Select Delete to confirm.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

Add someone as a Skype contact

  1. At the top of the page, select Skype Skype .

    A screenshot of the Skype button

  2. In the Skype pane, click inside the search box next to the magnifying glass, and enter the name of the person you want to add.

    Note: If Skype doesn't return the person's name, click Search Skype Directory.

    A screenshot of the search box in the Skype pane

  3. When Skype returns the name of the person you want to add, click the name, and then click Add To Contacts.

Remove someone as a Skype contact

  • In the Skype contacts list, search for the contact you want to delete, right click the search result, and select Delete contact.

    A screenshot of the Delete contact option in the Skype contact context menu

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