How to sync Skype and Hotmail contacts?

Hotmail is one of the most popularly used email messaging service by people all over the globe. It is one of the quickest and the fastest email messaging service on the internet and allows you to be in touch with your business or friends or family through email. Skype is one step further and allows its users to carry out video chat and instant messaging through the internet. It is the cheapest way to stay connected live to your friends, relative and family members.

Reaching Skype Contacts from Hotmail

If you are using the latest version of Skype on your Windows desktop, then it is very easy to link your Skype and Hotmail contacts and you will be able to keep in touch with your Skype contacts from your Hotmail account. If the Skype email address of your contact is in the Hotmail address book, then you can send instant messages to your contact as well as call them from your Hotmail account. The following is the procedure that you need to follow:

  • First, sign into your Skype as well as your Hotmail account.
  • Go to the contacts option in your Hotmail account and move your mouse over to check the status of a particular contact’s email address and the mod message that he or she has.
  • If you find the contact to be online on Skype, just click on the instant messaging option to start an IM conversation. If you want to call the contact, then you need to just press the call icon and the call will be made from your Skype account.
  • If the person you want to IM or talk is not in your Skype contact list, then the Skype directory will commence its search to find the contact.
  • If the Skype directory search comes up with the contact details, you can just send a contact request to the person in order to add the person to your Skype contact list.

By following the above procedure, you will be able to sync your Hotmail contacts list with your Skype contact list. The procedure of adding current Skype members to the Hotmail account and vice versa is not as easy like the way you link Facebook contacts with Hotmail contacts.

Another option is to open Skype main window and look for Tools option and click on it. Now, go to ‘Import contacts’ option and click on it to see a new window open up with email account details. You need to check on the box next to email accounts option and Skype will search in the address book for anyone who has signed on Skype from these email addresses. Once done, you will get a list of all your email contacts who are Skype users. If you like to connect with these Skype users, you just need to check the list box and click next and you will be taken to  the “add account” window where you will be able to send an invite to become your contact on Skype.


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