Skype ranks among the leading video chat and voice-calling services. Microsoft-owned service is getting better and better, mainly thanks to the company regularly rolling out new updates. Skype is now available for PC and mobile devices, offering a great tool for communication.
With a new version of Skype, you now can transfer your contacts from old Skype account to the new one. This comes in handy for those who want to make sure that their contacts appear in multiple contact lists.
In this guide, we will go through the steps to transfer contacts from old Skype account to the new one. Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest version of Skype installed on your computer.
How to transfer contacts from your old Skype account to the new one
Step one: First off, open your web browser and visit Skype.com (make sure you open Skype.com in two different web browsers on your computer and sign into both Skype accounts)
Step two: Next up, click on the search bar on the left hand side and type in the name or email account of your new account you wish to transfer contacts to
Step three: Once you are done, select the new Skype account from the list and then hit the Add to Contacts button from the right-hand side
Step four: Head to your new Skype account and hit the Accept button. After that, from the message section, hit the Send Contacts button and select all the contacts you wish to send to your new Skype account
Step five: Now just simply hit the Send button to complete the task. In your new account, you should receive a list of all contacts you sent earlier. You now simply need to select Add to Contacts button.
Note that the above-mentioned process works on Apple MacBook and Windows-based PC. Skype has recently released an update for its app for Mac with bug fixes and performance enhancements. However, we have heard some of the issues Mac owners are facing with the new Skype update.
How to turn off Skype Auto Start on your Mac
A number of MacBook owners have reported that Skype automatically starts on their Mac. If you are now experiencing the issue, here is the fix.
Step one: Launch Skype on your Mac and then head to the Dock
Step two: Right click on Skype from the Dock (make sure you keep the Ctrl key pressed)
Step three: Once you are done, uncheck the Open at Login option to complete the task.
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