How to Create a Group on Skype

By Richard Kalinowski

If you use Skype to communicate with business, personal and family contacts, groups help you organize various online profiles. Using a Skype group, your online friends appear in neatly ordered categories in the left task pane. Ungrouped friends appear as a long string of contacts. If you are new to Skype, you may not know how to add groups, but the process is straightforward.

Step 1

Open Skype, and log in with your username and password.

Step 2

Click on the "Contacts" menu at the top of the window.

Step 3

Click "Create New Group." A series of group-management options appears in the right task pane of the Skype window.

Step 4

Click on the small icon resembling a pen and paper next to "Empty Group." This will highlight the group name.

Step 5

Press the Delete key to remove the "Empty Group" name. Type in a new name and press Enter.

Step 6

Click the "Add People" button in the task pane.

Step 7

Click on the names of the contacts that you want to add from the list provided.

Step 8

Click "Select," then click the "Add" button to place contacts into the group.

Step 9

Return to the main Skype window once you done adding friends to the group.

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