On WhatsApp, people automatically appear in your contact list if their number is saved on your phone. However, you must save the contacts in other applications such as Skype to chat with them. And to save contacts, you need their phone number, email address, or Skype Live ID. Let’s see how to add someone on Skype using their Skype Live ID.
Skype live ID, in simple terms, is your unique Skype username. It is called Skype Name by Microsoft. You will find it in the settings using only the Skype name. So it’s nothing different or strange that requires different steps. In other words, you can add contacts using Live ID on Skype by following the same steps as for an email address or phone number.
Do not worry if you are not familiar with this. Here are the steps to add contacts on Skype for computer and mobile.
How to add contacts on Skype to the desktop using Live ID
There are two ways to do this.
Method 1: use the search
Step 1: Launch the Skype application on your PC.
2nd step: You will find the search bar at the top just below your name. Enter the Skype live ID, email address, or phone number of the person you want to add. Skype will display the suggested results.
Step 3: Click on the name of the person you want to add. Send a message to the person. The person will receive a request with your message.
Note: You can only send 10 messages to the person until they accept your request. In addition, if you send an image in the meantime, it will be blurred.
Method 2: Using the Add Contact button
If you want to follow the traditional method of sending a request without a message, you must use the New Contact button. To do this, open the Skype application and go to the Contacts tab at the top. Click on New Contact.
Type the person’s live ID in the search box. You can also search using their full name, email address or phone number. You will see the suggested results. Click the Add button next to the person you want to add.
Point: Many times the person does not receive a request using this method. If this happens, send them a message.
How to add someone on Skype on Android and iPhone using Skype ID
There are also two methods for adding a contact to Skype mobile apps.
Method 1: from research
Step 1: Open the Skype app on your mobile phone.
2nd step: Tap the search icon at the top. You can also tap the floating add icon in the lower right corner. Then use the search.
Step 3: Type the person’s live ID. Then tap the person from the suggested results that you want to add. Send them a message. They will also receive your request.
Method 2: from contacts
In the Skype mobile app, tap the Contacts tab at the bottom. Tap the add icon.
Look for the person using their live ID or as Skype calls them Skype Name. Tap Add next to the person’s name.
Point: Learn how to back up and restore contacts on Skype.
How to invite someone on Skype
If you have a problem adding someone using their live ID, you can send them an invitation link. Once they click on the link, they can chat with you on Skype. And when that happens, you will be automatically added to everyone’s contact list.
Here’s how to send an invitation link on PC and mobile.
Create a Skype invitation on PC
To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Skype app. Click on your name or profile photo at the top. Select the Skype profile from the menu.
2nd step: Click on Share Profile in the window that opens.
Step 3: Scroll down and click Copy to clipboard. The invitation link will be copied. Now paste it where you want, for example by email, chat, etc.
Create a Skype invitation on mobile
Here are the steps to create your personal Skype invitation on Android and iPhone.
Step 1: Tap your profile photo or the icon at the top center of the screen in the Skype app.
2nd step: Tap the Skype profile. Then tap Share Profile.
Step 3: Tap Copy to clipboard and paste it into the required application. Otherwise, press more. The sharing menu opens. Select the application you want to share the invitation on.
How to accept an invitation on Skype
When someone adds you on Skype, you will see their request in the discussion thread. Tap or click Accept.
If you receive an invitation link, you must click or tap Join.
The name is important
As you saw above, it’s quite easy to add someone on Skype using their username or username. Fortunately, Skype offers several ways to add a contact. So if you don’t know the live ID, you can still search for the person using their full name.
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Last updated April 16, 2020