Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Block Someone on Skype Stop others from bothering you on Microsoft's messaging platform By Fionna Agomuoh Writer Fionna Agomuoh is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, International Business Times, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Fionna Agomuoh Updated April 02, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email If you need to end communications with a contact on Skype, you can block them to prevent them from calling you or sending you messages. You can also report them for abuse, if necessary. People who are blocked won't realize it because you appear offline to them. Until they're unblocked, chat messages and calls go unanswered. Here's how to block someone on Skype on multiple platforms. Instructions in this article apply to Skype on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, and the web. How to Block Someone on Skype Skype unified its desktop interface across all platforms, including the web. This harmonization makes the process of blocking someone a lot simpler. Here's how to do it. From the Chats or Contacts tab, right-click or tap and hold on the contact you want to block, then select View profile. Scroll to the bottom of the profile window and select Block contact. On a desktop, you can also select the Edit button then select Block contact. From the Block this contact? window, you have two options: If you want to block someone without reporting abuse, just select Block. Once you block the contact, they are removed from your chats and contact list. If you get an unwanted call from an unknown phone number, you can block it right from the chat. Simply select the Block + the number link to block that number. How to Block Someone on Skype for Business Since Skype for Business is integrated with your Office apps, you may need to add someone as a contact in Outlook before you can block them. If the person is not a saved contact: Go to Outlook, select New Items in the upper-left corner, then choose Contacts. In the contact form, enter the phone number you wish to block, a name for the contact, and an email address. The email address can be a dummy email, such as email@example.com, but is required to show up later on Skype. Select Save and close the contact window. After the contact is saved to Outlook, you can block it by doing the following: While in Skype, select Contacts and use the search bar to search for the contact name. Highlight the contact and press the Ctrl key, then tap the trackpad or right-click to display a drop-down menu. Highlight Change Privacy Relationship. Select Blocked Contacts to reveal a pop-up menu asking you to confirm the action. The person's name displays a red stop icon next to it upon blocking.