How to Unblock Someone on Skype

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Skype lets you block a contact to prevent them from calling you, sending you instant messages, and seeing your online status. This is a great way to get rid of spammers or other annoyances on the platform. But, sometimes, you may want to unblock a person. We'll show you how.

This guide applies to Skype version 8.55.0.141 and later.

How to Unblock Someone on Skype for PC, Mac, and Web

Follow the steps below to unblock a Skype contact. Once you unblock them, keep in mind they'll likely see any missed messages or call logs that were sent while they were blocked.

  1. Select the More icon (the three dots) next to your name, then select Settings.

    Screenshot of the More menu options in Skype for Windows
  2. Select Contacts > Blocked Contacts.

    Screenshot of the Settings menu options in Skype for Windows. Contacts is highlighted.
  3. Find the person you want to unblock, then select the Unblock button.

    Screenshot of the Blocked Contacts list in Skype for Windows

How to Unblock Someone on Skype for Android and iOS

The methods for unblocking a contact on Android and iOS are nearly identical to the method for PC and Mac.

  1. Tap your profile picture at the top of the Chats screen.

    Screenshot of Skype for iOS with the profile menu displayed
  2. Select Settings > Contacts > Blocked Contacts.

  3. Find the contact you want to unblock and tap the Unblock button to the right.

    Screenshot of the Blocked Contacts list in Skype for iOS

Unblocking a Contact on Older Versions of Skype

Older versions of Skype for Android and iOS may not hide blocked contacts. Instead, they have a red stop icon next to their names. You can unblock these people by long-pressing their names, accessing their profile, and tapping Unblock contact.

Similarly, older versions of Skype on Android or iOS may not hide a blocked contact if their number is saved in the phone's app contacts. They will have On Skype as Name/Username listed underneath their entries in Skype's contact list.