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Contacts View (Skype for Business Mac)

This article applies to: Skype for Business (Mac)


Overview

You'll spend a lot of time in Contacts view; you'll initiate many of your Skype sessions from here. Skype will open to this view by default.

There are two default groups: Favorites, which appears at the top of the list of groups, and Other Contacts, which is everyone in your contact list who you have not moved to Favorites.

You can create additional groups: from Skype's Contacts menu, select New Group. An Untitled Group will appear in the Contact view. Rename the group.

To add a member to a group, right-click (or ctrl-click) the person's name, hover over Groups, then select the group to which you want them added. A contact can appear in more than one group. Adding a contact to one group does not remove them from any other groups.

To remove a contact from a group, select the contact, right-click (or ctrl-click), hover over Groups, then remove the checkmark next to the group from which you want them removed.

The New Contacts tab at the top of the window will show you anyone who has recently added you as a contact in Skype. To add this person to your Other Contacts group, right-click (or ctrl-click) the person's name, then select Add Contact.

Search/Add a Contact

Type all or part of the person's name or NetID in the search field. The results will show all matches (and near matches) in both your current Contacts list and Cornell's Global Address List. 

To add this person to your Other Contacts group, right-click (or ctrl-click) the person's name, then select Add Contact.

Contact Card

Skype can display the Office 365 information available on a person, either a Contact or a search result. Click their entry and the right section of the window will display their information along with a series of controls for starting a session (IM, voice, video, etc.).

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