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Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways?

If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of the interconnected worlds of Facebook and Skype.

Chat and call with all your friends from one place by linking Skype and Facebook

Linking your Skype and Facebook accounts opens up a world of opportunity. You can use Skype to send instant messages to both your Skype and Facebook contacts from one place. On top of that, you can also make video calls to your Facebook contacts. You’ll even be able to view your newsfeed directly from Skype Home.

Sounds great, how do I link my Skype and Facebook accounts?

To link your Skype and Facebook accounts:

  1. Open Skype
  2. In the Contacts tab, click the down arrow next to All and select Facebook.

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  1. Click Connect to Facebook
  2. Enter your Facebook log-in details and click Log in

Learn more about all the ways you can contact your Facebook friends from Skype.

I’ve got loads of Facebook contacts, can I control when they see me online?

Absolutely! It’s really easy to change how your Facebook contacts see you when you’re signed into Skype with your linked up account.

To set your status for your Facebook contacts simply click on the status icon next to your name and you will see a menu for Facebook status options.

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Add your Facebook contacts as Skype contacts to do even more

By linking your Skype and Facebook accounts you will be able to instant message and call your Facebook contacts from Skype. But wait, there’s more! If you add your Facebook contacts as Skype contacts you could create group calls with them, share your screen and transfer files.

We’ve taken the hard work out of adding your Facebook contacts to Skype with the contact import feature.

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To import your contacts:

  1. Open Skype
  2. In the menu bar, select Contacts > Import Contacts…
  3. Enter your Facebook log-in details and click Import

Learn more about importing your contacts.

7 thoughts on “Skype, Facebook and… You!

  1. will this work on Skype for tablet/android phones?

  2. This is great, a really good feature!:)

  3. I installed Skype and signed in with my Facebook account but now I do not have a contacts tab in Skype?

  4. Please add opportunity to unite the skype and Facebook profiles for one person!

  5. Can I ‘JOINT’ Skype & Facebook accounts of 1 person? I have friend’s phone no. in Skype contact, can I join that with his facebook contact?

  6. is this for desktop i’m using an android device and i don’t see the same layout that you are describing i have a simplified layout and i do not have the full options you discuss here.

    • Matthew de Beer said 2 years ago

      Hi Kathryn, yes at the moment this feature is only supported by desktop versions of Skype. The screenshots are from Skype for Windows desktop.

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