How to delete Skype contact: You use often Skype to keep in touch with friends and relatives and, sometimes, to chat with work colleagues from a distance. You can feel more than satisfied with the use you currently make of Microsoft’s famous VoIP service and you are now quite practical in using its main features. Despite this, however, there is still one thing you can’t do, which is delete a Skype contact. Well, fear not, I’m here, ready and willing to give you a hand.
Assuming that if you are wondering how to remove a Skype contact, most likely there is someone in your contact list that you have not communicated with in a long time or with whom you intend to break up. Well, know that being able tobusiness it is not complicated at all, although on the surface it might seem the opposite. By taking advantage of some special options attached to the same VoIP service, it is in fact possible to delete Skype contact in no time at all.
So if you are willing to find out what you need to do to be able to delete a contact from Skype, I suggest you get comfortable and concentrate on reading this guide. I am sure of the fact that, if you follow the “tips” that I will give you step by step, in the end you will know exactly how to remove a name from your personal address book. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you happy reading!
How to delete a Skype contact from a computer
If you want to delete a Skype contact and want to act from computer, know that you can do this both from the official Skype client, available for Windows, macOS and Linux, and by accessing the web version of the service. In both cases, all you have to do to complete the operation is to access your account, locate the contact you want to remove and delete it by pressing the appropriate option. I also remind you that if you intend to block a contact to prevent him from sending you messages or calls (and not simply remove him from the contact list), you can use the special function that allows you to do this. Let me explain in detail how to proceed.
To delete a Skype contact on Windowsstart the official client of the service on your PC, log into your Skype account (if you have not already done so), press the button Contacts located at the top, scroll through the list of saved names among Skype contacts and locate the one you intend to delete. If you want, you can also search for its name using the appropriate search form located at the top of the window.
In the menu that will be shown at this point, click on first name of the user you want to remove from the Skype directory, click on their user again first name located at the top and click on the item first Remove contact and then on Remove. Done! By following these simple steps you were able to delete a Skype contact.
In case you want to block a contact, press on the voice instead Block contact always present in the menu you see on the screen and confirm the operation by pressing the blue button Block. By doing so, the contact will be deleted and he will no longer be able to send you messages or call / video call you on Skype (unless you decide to unblock him).
If you want, you can delete a contact or block it on Skype in another way: after pressing the button Address book and having identified the user to delete or block, do right click on his name, select the item Remove from contacts or Block contact (based on the action you want to take) and then confirm by pressing the button Remove / Block.
Should you have second thoughts, you can always add the Skype contact you removed again by sending him a new contact request. For more information on what to do, I invite you to read my guide on how to add contacts on Skype. I am sure it will come in handy.
To delete a Skype contact on macOSstart the official client VoIP service on yours Maclog in to your Skype account (if necessary), press the button Contacts (the icon of the phonebook located at the top left) and select the first name of the user you want to remove from the address book (from the right pane).
Now, open the menu Contacts (in the macOS menu bar, top left), select the item Delete contact … from the menu that opens and confirms the operation by pressing the button Remove located in the box that appears on the screen.
Using a similar procedure, you can also block a contact, so as to remove him from the address book and at the same time prevent him from recontacting them on Skype. To proceed, select the name of the user you want to block, open the menu Contactsselect the item Block contact … and confirm the operation by pressing the button Block.
If you want, you can remove or block a contact on Skype using an alternative procedure. After pressing the button Address book and having selected the name of the user to delete or block, do right click on it, select the item Remove from contacts or Block [nome contatto]… and confirm the operation by pressing the button Remove / Block. Easier than that ?!
In case of second thoughts, know that you can always add the Skype contact you deleted by sending him a new contact request (hoping that the latter accepts it). For more information on how to proceed, I invite you to read my guide on how to add contacts on Skype.
If you want to act from Skype Webthe version of Skype accessible from the browser, connected to the login page of the service, log in to your account and follow the instructions I am about to give you. First, press the button Address book located at the top left, locate the contact you want to remove, select his first name and click on his again first name in the menu that opens (top). Then click on the link Delete contact or Block [nome contatto] (based on the action you want to take) and confirm the operation by pressing the button Delete / Block in the box that appears on the screen.
Alternatively, you can delete a contact or block it on Skype just by doing right click on his name, then pressing on the voice Delete contact / Block contact in the menu that opens and then confirming the operation by clicking on the button Delete / Block.
Of course, if you have second thoughts, you can add the Skype contact you removed again by sending him a new contact request (and hoping that he will accept it). If you want more information on how to add contacts on Skype, read the guide I just linked to you.
How to delete a Skype contact from smartphones and tablets
If that’s your intention delete a Skype contact and would like to know how to proceed from smartphone And Tabletbecause you usually use the famous VoIP client via its official app for Android, iOS And Windows 10 Mobileyou will find the “tips” I am about to give you very useful.
To delete a Skype contact on smartphones and tablets, first launch the service’s official app on your mobile device and log into your Skype account (if you haven’t already). Next, press the button Contacts located at the bottom right, scroll through the list of contacts until you find the one you intend to act on and presses on his first name.
Now, tap the again first name of the contact you want to delete (it is located at the top of the displayed screen) and, in the menu that will open, presses on the item Delete contact located at the bottom of the screen and confirm your intentions by pressing the button Delete contact.
If you want, you can also decide to block a user by pressing on the word in red Block contact (instead of “Delete contact”), also located at the bottom. By deciding to block a contact, the person in question will no longer be able to send you messages and call / video call you on Skype.
In case of second thoughts, you can always add again the Skype contact you deleted from the address book by sending him a new contact request… and hoping that he accepts it. For more information on how to proceed, I invite you to read my guide on how to add contacts on Skype.