How to Find Friends on Skype

By Kefa Olang

Skype is a popular communication tool that enables you to communicate with other people around the world using instant chats, voice calls and video calls. Before you can communicate with others, you have to add them to your friends list. With the Skype search wizard, you can locate your friends on Skype quickly and easily and, within no time, enjoy exciting video or voice conversations completely free.

Step 1

Launch Skype and sign in using your screen name and password. Click "Contacts" if you are using Skype for Mac and click "Search for people on Skype" or "Search for Skype users" to launch the search wizard. Alternatively, you can launch the Skype search wizard by clicking the plus (+) symbol on the bottom of the Skype interface. If you are using Skype for Windows, click the "Directory" tab, click "New" and click "Contact."

Step 2

Type the email address, name or phone number of the person that you want to add to your Skype friends list and click "Search." Skype will display a number of results. Scroll through the results and click the person that you want to add to your friends list. Click "Add Contact."

Step 3

Click the "Advanced Search" link if you do not see the friend that you want to add to your Skype account. Select the country/region your friend is in and select your friend's age range. Specify your friend's gender and click "Search." Skype searches for possible matches and displays the results.

Step 4

Scroll through the results and click the contact that you want to add to your Skype account. Click "Add Contact." If you are still unable to locate your friend, check with him and make sure that he still has a valid Skype account.