Adding a Skype user to Skype for Business

Adding a Skype user to Skype for Business couldn’t be easier:

1. In the search bar, type in the name of the person you are looking for.

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2. Under the ‘My Contacts’ tab it will say ‘No matches’, so click on the ‘Skype Directory’ tab. A list of matches will appear – in this case there was only one match to that particular name.

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3. Click on the required contact and you are given the option to ‘See Contact Card’ or ‘Add to Contacts’

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4. Click ‘Add to Contacts’ and you are then given the option of ‘Other Contacts’ or ‘Add to Favourites’. Select the relevant option.

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5. The contact will now appear in your contact list. Please note that until the request has been accepted by your contact, they will appear as ‘pending’ – see ‘sallyhuckle’ as an example below. Once the request has been accepted, you are ready to collaborate!

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