Add phone number contacts with name
Currently, Skype for Business is lacking flexibility in its contact list, such as not offering a way of saving a phone number as a contact with a name.
While it does allow for the number to be stored as just a number under "Other contacts", there is currently no way to add a name to it. This makes it impractical and results in an unorderly list of phone numbers where it's unclear to which person they belong. Especially this is crucial when an organisation relies a lot on external communication, like mine.
The Skype for Bussiness' contact list is too inflexible at the moment and thus impractical and sometimes unusable. Because the contact list is so 'fixed' and there is no way of manually adding contacts who are not Skype for Business users inside your organisation, it forces me to use an Excel worksheet as contact list because the version Skype for Business offers is insufficient.
Adding phone number contacts and allowing them to be set a name would be a step in the right direction.
I really don't understand why a professional software product as skype for business does not have this simple feature. Mobile phones of 20 years ago already had this option, basically besides making a phone call and sending a message, it is the most basic feature of communication software.
Allen Gainsford commented
Here's how to do it:
-- Create a new contact in Outlook with the name and phone number you need.
-- Type the phone number in Skype for Business. The contact name from Outlook should appear. Right-click this and choose "Add to contacts List".
Needed last year!!
I have phone numbers on my Skype whom I call regularly. How do I add names for these numbers ?
HELP.!! How do I add a NAME and PHONE NUMBER to my skype contacts....?? Brian
JR Edlund commented
Greetings from MICROSOFT !!!!!! Another monopoly.... What a customer friendly company.... if it weren't for Jobs, they would still have the DOS surface...
Yes, please add this feature, and for the Mac version too
So, this is going to happen in a couple of year??
Please load a feature for Editing the contact name in the chat box.
+1 - this is a must have feature.
It would even be nicer if one could search and add his own outlook contacts.