Find Friends Easier than Ever with Skype 5.0 for Android
Article by George Norman
On 29 Jul 2014
Skype for Android provides a handy means of staying in touch with friends, we all know what. What you may not know is that starting with Skype 5.0, you will be able to find friends easier than ever before.

“Helping you keep in touch with the people who matter most in your life has always been a key goal for us here at Skype. But with more than 300 million users, we know that sometimes finding your friends on Skype can be a challenge. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype,” said Pierre-Eric Jacoupy, Skype for Windows Desktop Senior Product Marketing Manager at Skype.


Find Friends via Your Phone Address Book

Skype 5.0 can connect to your phone address book. Once connected, it helps you easily find people you already know on Skype.

Keep your Skype for Android updated, and you will be prompted to verify your number (sometime in the coming months). After you do so, Skype will connect to your phone address book, will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address book, and will display new contacts in your Skype people list when it finds matches.

Find Friends via Your Microsoft Account

Since Skype is owned by Microsoft, some people use their Microsoft account to sing into Skype. They will be glad to know that Skype 5.0 for Android can connect to the address book used by Microsoft services like or Windows 8. This way, Skype can help you find even more friends.

“As we add this new feature to Android, we remain dedicated to making sure you’re in total control of your Skype experience. In your settings, you can easily choose whether you want your address book contacts to be automatically added to Skype or not. And don’t worry, your number will not be a public part of your profile. You can modify the phone number associated with your account or deactivate it completely, if you don’t want to be found by your phone number,” said Pierre-Eric Jacoupy.

Tags: Microsoft, Skype, Android, Google
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