Add external Skype for Business people to your contacts list

Add a contact in your organization

  1. In the Lync main window, select Add a Contact Add a contact, then Add a Contact in my Organization.

    In the Lync main window, click the Add a contact button

  2. Type the person’s name or email address in the search box.

  3. Right-click the listing, click Add to Contacts List, and select a group to add the contact to.

  4. (Optional) To view or change the privacy relationship, right-click the contact’s listing, and then click Change Privacy Relationship.


Add Skype contacts outside your organization

If your organization allows it, you can use Lync to communicate with external contacts:

  • External Lync users    Admins in both your and the other person’s org must allow external communications.

  • Skype users    Must be signed in to Skype with a Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID).

  1. In the Lync main window, select Add a contact Add a contact > Add a Contact Not in my Organization

Add an external contact in Lync

  1. Click the contact’s IM provider, Lync or Skype.

  2. In the IM Address box, enter your new contact.

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