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Skype for Business, Add a Skype contact
On this page, you can learn how to add a Skype contact as a Skype for Business user.
In the search box on the Contacts view of the Skype for Business main window, type a name, Skype ID, or Microsoft account address. As you type, search results may start appearing below the search box, and the tabs will change from Groups, Status, Relationships, and New, as shown in the following image.
To add a Skype contact, switch from My Contacts to Skype Directory, as shown in the following image.
When you see the listing for the person you want to add, point at their picture or picture display area.If they are a Skype user, and you want to add them to one of your groups, click Add to contacts, and then choose one of your groups or the favorites group to add them.
When you add a Skype contact in Skype for Business, you receive a notification saying that the Skype user has to accept the request before you see their presence and start communicating with them in Skype for Business.
If you send a request and try to communicate with a Skype user before your request has been accepted, you will receive the following notification.
If you haven't sent a request and try to communicate with a Skype user, you'll receive the following notification.
Note Some people might have an organization account and a Skype account. So if you work with someone and are also friends with them, you might want to add both of their identities to your contacts.