How do I add a contact in Skype for Mac?

All I want to do is add a name and telephone number to Skype so when I want to call that telephone number I will find that person in my contacts.

How do I do that?

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Hello Buadhai,

What's Skype and operating system version installed on your computer?

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On a Mac:

Skype version 8.10.0.4

Calling version 2017.22.01.51

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To add a contact on the new Skype application for Mac:

  1. Select Search Skype.
  2. Type the name, Skype name or email of the person you want to chat with.
  3. Select your friend from the search results and you'll be taken to a conversation window.
  4. Type a message to your contact and select the Send button.

Let us know if you have any further questions or clarifications.

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Im sorry. I didnt make myself clear. The person i want to add does not have a Skype account. Its just a name and phone number. I want to add the name and number to my contacts. 

I have done this many times in he past. When i look at my Skype contacts i see many people, including my 93 year old Dad, who are not Skype members. I also see government agencies, hospitals and other numbers that i regularly call.

All of those numbers were added using previous versions of Skype. 

I cant figure out how to do that using the current Mac version of Skype. 

I dont want to chat with people. 

I just want to do what Skype was oroginally designed for: telephone calls. 

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So, amazing.

No one can tell me how to add someone who is not a Skype member as a contact to Skype?

I've attached a screenshot of a section of my Skype Contacts. None of these are members of Skype. They are just people or institutions that I call using Skype. I want to add more.

How do I do that?

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I assume its too late for you but this might help others as I had a hard time finding it out myself. To add a new contact first use the dialpad to call the number you want to add, then in the bar to the left side of skype right click that number and select the option 'view profile'.

From there you can add the contact to your contact list and them modify the name from the phone number to whatever name you wish.

No idea why they made it so hard, wtf. hopefully this will be fixed with an update meanwhile I hope this will help ppl searching for a way to do this.

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I've dialed a phone number not listed in skype. I want to add that number and the name associated with that number to my contact list. Again....this is not a number I found through a search on skype. 

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Tom

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Hello Tom,

Depending on your Skype client, you have a few options...

  • Go to Contacts and click Create a new phone number contact  . Type the number and click Save.
  • Select Call phones  > Dialer . Type the number. Click Save phone number to add it as a contact.
  • Save a number as a contact by calling it first. Click Call phones, dial the number and click the Call button. When the call has ended, click Add to Contacts.

Let us know if you need anything else.

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This added the phone number to my contact list in Skype, but it still won't let me add a name ore any contact details. 

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Hi spw723,

Which specific Skype version are you using? Please specify the version number.

Also, what device are you using Skype with?

I will wait for your response.

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