How to Find Skype Users

Updated July 20, 2017

Skype is a free program that allows you to make voice calls to other Skype users over the Internet. You can also use Skype's paid option to call land telephone lines or mobile phones. Each Skype user has a unique username. They are also listed by their real name (if they choose to give their correct name) and e-mail address. You can search for users through Skype's search option.

Open the "Skype" program.

Click on the "Tools" menu at the top of the page.

Click on the "Search for Skype Users..." option from the list that appears. This will open a new "Search for Skype Users" window.

Type the user's Skype name, full name (first and last names) or e-mail address in the first text box.

Choose the user's country from the "Country/Region" drop-down box, if it is known.

Type the user's home state in the "State" text box, if known.

Type the user's hometown in the "City" text box, if known.

Choose the user's native language from the "Language" drop-down box, if known.

Choose the user's gender and age range, if desired. Not all users provide the information for steps five through nine. You may want to leave them empty if you are unsure.

Click the "Find" button to locate the user.

Things You'll Need

  • Skype account
  • Skype software
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Kristen Waters has been writing for the computer industry since 2004. She has written training materials for both large and small computer companies as well as how-to and informative articles for many online publications. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees from both York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland.