Skype For Android Update Now Allows You To Automatically Add Your Friends On Skype Through Your Phone Contacts List

Until now, if you want to talk to someone on Skype, you both need to be connected on Skype as contacts. If they are not on your contact list, finding your friends on Skype may become a tedious process. Microsoft today announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype. Skype for Android will now automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your phone address book.

With Skype 5.0 for Android, you’ll be able to connect Skype to your phone address book. This means it’s easier than ever to find contacts you already know on Skype so you can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly. After you download the latest Android update, in the coming months you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. From there, the app will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address book. When matches are found, you’ll see new contacts show up in your Skype people list. Your Skype contacts will keep evolving as more friends in your address book join Skype. And rest assured, once you connect your address book, we won’t spam your friends.

Similarly, you can use your Microsoft Account to find friends. In your settings, you can easily choose whether you want your address book contacts to be automatically added to Skype or not. And your number will not be a public part of your profile. Microsoft is working to bring this new feature to all mobile devices in the future.

Source: Skype 

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  • sadiq

    Great feature for a normal user ,he could find and manage contacts like whatsapp.wp loyal customers still on wait list

  • efjay

    Meanwhile Skype for WP continues to be a pile of crap.

    • MSrocks

      Window Phones still being sold…hmmm didn’t know that!

      • Men’s Rights Groningen

        Of-course, it’s the best operating system available on any phone. :-P

  • DarthTigris

    The difference between finding contacts on Viber and WhatsApp on WP and Skype? This feature.

    “Microsoft is working to bring this new feature to all mobile devices in the future.”

    Hopefully the future isn’t months from now …

    • Men’s Rights Groningen

      Microsoft Research quickly launched their wheather app thingeyi on Windows Phone after a day, I really hope that Microsoft isn’t slowing this feature down…

  • HelloThisIsSteve

    Why didn’t they do this earlier? If they did, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, Kakaotalk and others would have been stillborn and people’s lives would have been simpler around Skype.

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    • Men’s Rights Groningen

      Just like so many other features that they have that Skype lacks, for example Skype doesn’t show when the other person has either received or read your message, nor is sharing images and/or other media easy, Skype really needs to improve, Windows Live Messenger is available in more than 100 languages, Skype doesn’t even reach 40, it’s painful what Skype does. :-

  • tropolite

    Yep, this is what the WP community have been complaining about, and rightly so, features on competing devices of services are better than on its own parent OS.
    What really is the point and draw to entice consumers to WP when it doesn’t provide ‘the next level’ in capability and integration compared to the competition?! Rather consumer chuckle to themselves when they have better featureset and functionality when comparing it to WP (yes, I understand that Skype was a private company but it isn’t any longer, it was purchased by Microsoft quite a while ago now – there should a the very least be parity!).