You cannot chat or send instant messages to people/s who is not under your Contact list.
When you chat to people who is not under your Contact list, you will get an error message “Messaging is unavailable”.
Note: Your invited person/s need to accept your Contact request first before you can send them a message.
Can I call someone on Skype without adding them?
No, you do not need to add a contact on Skype to call them, however… Second, there are 2 settings, one that allows chatting, and one that allows calling, without having people in their contacts list, again it’s something I saw a year ago, but it’s probably still a thing.
How do I send a message on Skype?
How do I send an instant message in Skype on desktop?
- From the Chats screen, select the person or group you want to instant message.
- Type your message in the chat window and select the Send button. To jump to your most recent message within a chat, select the down chevron button.
Can you leave a message on Skype?
You can purchase Skype Voicemail separately, or you can get Voicemail for free with a Skype subscription. Put a checkmark in front of Send unanswered calls to voicemail. In this window you also see the three buttons you can use to record and play back your Voicemail greeting.
Is messaging on Skype free?
Skype instant messages between two users is a free service and cannot be sent to phones (unless they have the app!). You’ll need Skype Credit to send text messages at really low rates.