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Skype allows you to block certain users from being able to contact you. Once you have blocked a user, that person will be unable to initiate a voice or video call with you, send you text messages, or see your current status. This article provides steps on how to block someone on Skype on Windows, Mac OS X, and mobile devices.
How to Block Someone on Skype for Windows
Follow the steps below to block a Skype user in the Windows application.
Step 1: Launch the Skype application on your PC.
Step 2: Go to the “Contacts” tab on the left side of the window. Alternatively, you can go to the “Recent” tab to see users who have contacted you recently on Skype.
Step 3: Right-click on the name of the user whom you want to block, and choose the “Block This Person” option.
Step 4: Check the box next to “Remove from your Contact list” in the pop-up window that appears.
Step 5: Click the “Block” button.
How to Block Someone on Skype for Mac OS X
These steps detail how to block a Skype user in the Mac OS X application.
Step 1: Open the Skype program on your Mac computer, and sign into your account.
Step 2: Expand the sidebar on the left side of the window, and click “Contacts.”
Step 3: Highlight the “Skype” group at the top of the contacts list.
Step 4: Right-click on the user that you want to block, and select the “Block” option.
Step 5: Click “Block” in the pop-up window to confirm your decision.
How to Block Someone on Skype for Smartphones or Tablets
Follow the steps below to block a Skype user when using a smartphone or tablet application.
Step 1: Launch the Skype application on your smartphone or tablet.
Step 2: Tap on the “Chats” tab at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Find the user that you want to block, and then tap and hold on the person’s name.
Step 4: Choose the “Block” option from the menu that appears.
Step 5: Tap “Block” in the confirmation box.
When blocking someone on Skype, you also have the option to report abuse, if the person has been spamming you. Additional information on contact lists and blocking is available on the Skype support website. Feel free to share questions and comments as you manage your contact list on Skype.
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