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How to See Mutual Contacts in Skype

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Skype, the instant messaging, video, and voice calling app has been one of the go-to apps for online communication since 2003; almost everyone seems to own a Skype account. For privacy reasons, Skype doesn’t allow one to see the details of mutual contacts. However, the number of mutual contacts is displayed when searching for a contact not saved to your address book.


How to See Mutual Contacts in Skype


In this article, we’ll show you how to see the number of mutual contacts shared via desktop and mobile devices, and how to do many other contact-related tasks on Skype.


Why Skype Doesn’t Allow You to See Mutual Contacts?


Skype keeps the identities and profile details of mutual contacts hidden for the privacy of their users. When searching for a specific person not yet saved as your contact, Skype will however display the number of mutual contacts you have with each search result.


How to See the Number of Mutual Friends on Skype?


To see the number of mutual friends with other Skype accounts via Windows 10:



  1. Launch the Skype app via your PC.

  2. Towards the top-left of the screen, click inside the search text field labeled: “People, groups & messages.”

  3. Enter the name of the person you wish to find.

  4. The right-hand side of each matching result will display the number of mutual friends you have. Inversely, when there is no number displayed, there are no mutual friends.


To see the number of mutual friends with other Skype accounts via Mac:



  1. Launch the Skype app via your Mac.

  2. Towards the top-left of the screen, click inside the search text field labeled: “People, groups & messages.”

  3. Enter the name of the person you wish to find.

  4. The right-hand side of each matching result will display the number of mutual friends you have. Inversely, when there is no number displayed, there are no mutual friends.


To see the number of mutual friends with other Skype accounts via an Android device:



  1. Launch the Skype app via your Android device.

  2. Tap on the magnifying glass “Search” icon.

  3. Enter in the name of the contact you wish to find.

  4. The right-hand side of each matching result will display the number of mutual friends you have. Inversely, when there is no number displayed, there are no mutual friends.


To see the number of mutual friends with other Skype accounts via an iOS device:



  1. Launch the Skype app via your iOS device.

  2. Tap on the magnifying glass “Search” icon.

  3. Enter in the name of the contact you wish to find.

  4. The right-hand side of each matching result will display the number of mutual friends you have. Inversely, when there is no number displayed, there are no mutual friends.


Additional FAQs


How to Hide the Number of Mutual Contacts on Skype?


The number of mutual contacts displayed is how the search functionality works, so there is, unfortunately, no option to hide it. Its purpose is to help people find who they’re looking for by narrowing down the search results.


Finding Friends by Location


You are not able to find friends by location. However, you can see the location details of your friends if they have included them in their profile information.


To see a contact’s location information when it’s available using a mobile device:


1. Launch the Skype app via your mobile device.




2. Tap on the magnifying glass “Search” icon.




3. Enter in the name of the contact you wish to find.




4. Under each name returned in the matching results, the location will be displayed next to the location icon.




To see a contact’s location information when it’s available using desktop:


1. Launch the Skype app via your PC.




2. Towards the top-left of the screen, click inside the search text field labeled: “People, groups & messages.”




3. Enter the name of the person you wish to find.




4. Under each name returned in the matching results, the location will be displayed next to the location icon.




How Do I Transfer Contacts From One of My Skype Accounts to the Other?


You can send your Skype contacts from one account to the other. To do this using a mobile device or desktop:


1. Sign in to the Skype account you wish to send your contacts from.


2. Enter the name or email address into the search box for the Skype account you wish to transfer the contacts to.


3. From the results, select your other account and begin a chat.


4. Click on the “Contact Card” button.




5. Check the radio button beside the contacts you wish to send to the other account.




6. Then hit “Send.”




7. Now sign in to the Skype account you’ve just sent your contacts to.


8. You will see the contact cards you sent in your “Chat.”


9. Click on “Chat” from a contact card to begin a conversation.


10. This contact will be added automatically to your contacts in this account.


Note: You might want to tell your contacts that you’ll be using another account to contact them so they can accept you.


Can I Sync My Address Book With My Skype Contacts?


To synchronize your address book with your skype contacts via desktop and mobile devices:


1. Sign in to your Skype account.




2. Click on “Chats” then your profile pic.




3. Click on “Settings” > “Contacts.”




4. Toggle ON the “Sync your contacts” option.




To turn “sync your contacts” off via desktop:


Note: Your contacts who aren’t already on Skype will be removed if you stop sharing your device contacts.


1. Sign in to Skype then click on your profile pic from “Chats.”


2. Click on the “Settings” icon.


3. Click on “Contacts.”


4. Toggle OFF the “Sync your contacts” option.


From your mobile devices:


1. Launch the Skype app.




2. Click on the hamburger menu from the “Chats” screen.


3. Click on the “Settings” icon.




4. Towards the bottom of the screen, find “Contacts,” then toggle OFF the “Sync phone contacts” option.




Can I Filter My Skype Contacts?


To filter your Skype contacts using desktop and mobile devices:


1. Sign in to Skype and select “Contacts.”


2. From the “Contacts” tab, click on the Filter icon button.


3. You have the option to filter by:


· “My contacts.” To display the contacts, you’ve manually saved to Skype or chatted with.


· “All.” To display your synced address book and Skype contacts.


How Do I See Someone’s Skype Profile?


To view a contact’s profile using mobile devices:


1. Launch the Skype app via your mobile device.


2. From “Chats,” find the contact whose profile you wish to see.


3. Click on the person’s name at the top of the chat to see their profile.


To view a contact’s profile using desktop:


1. Launch the Skype app via your PC.




2. Navigate to your “Chats” or “Contacts” to find the person whose profile you wish to see.




3. Press and hold or right-click on the name.


4. From the menu, click on “View profile.”




How Can I See a Groups Profile?


To view a groups profile details using a mobile device or desktop:


1. Launch and sign in to Skype.


2. From your “Chats,” click on the group you wish to see the profile details for.


3. From the Chat header at the top of the screen, click on the “Group name.”


4. Scroll through the profile to view its details.


5. Use the back arrow or “X” to return to the group chat.


How Do I Block, Unblock, or Report Someone?


To block and account abuse for a Skype contact via your desktop:


1. Sign in to your Skype account.


2. From the “Contacts” or “Chats” tab, right-click or press and hold on a contact you wish to block.




3. Click on “View profile.”




· Alternatively, you can click on the “Edit” pen icon button, then “Block contact.”


4. Towards the bottom of their profile, click on “Block contact.”




5. In the “Block this contact?” window, to:


· Account abuse and block a contact, toggle ON the “Report abuse from this person” option, choose a reason then, “Block.”


· Block a contact without account abuse, select “Block.”


· When blocked, the contact will disappear from your contacts list and chats.


Note: To block unwanted contact from an unknown number, from “Chat” select the “Block + the number” link.


To block and report account abuse for a Skype contact from a mobile device:


1. From “Contacts” press and hold a contact you wish to block.


2. Click on “Block contact.”


3. In the “Block this person?” window, to:


· Account abuse from this contact, toggle ON the “Report abuse from this person” option, choose a reason then “Block.”


· Block a contact without account abuse, click on “Block.”


· When blocked, the contact will disappear from your contacts list and chats.


To unblock a contact using your desktop:


1. Sign in to your Skype account and click on your profile pic.


2. Click on the “Settings” icon.


3. Click on “Contacts” > “Blocked contacts.”


4. Next to the contact you wish to unblock, click on “Unblock.”


To unblock a contact using a mobile device:


1. Click on the hamburger menu from the “Chats” tab.


2. Select the “Settings.” Icon menu.


3. Towards the bottom of the screen, select “Manage blocked users” to see a list of the Skype contacts you’ve previously blocked.


4. Next to the contact you wish to unblock, click on “Unblock.”


Discovering Friends and Acquaintances With Mutual Contacts


Skype’s robust search and “Mutual Contacts” feature helps us to confirm the people we are searching for, especially when they have a popular name or when a full name is not known. It also helps us to discover past acquaintances that we may have forgotten about. For privacy reasons, Skype keeps the mutual contact details hidden.


Now that you know how to see mutual contacts for other Skype users, did you find the contacts you were looking for? Have you found other people you once knew? We’d love to hear about how the mutual contacts feature has helped you in growing your contacts! Let us know in the comments section below.

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