Working with contacts

Each Skype instance has a contacts field, an instance of SkypeContacts.

Finding specific users

To find a specific contact or user, use key lookups with user identifiers:

>>> sk = Skype(...)
>>> sk.contacts
>>> sk.contacts["joe.4"] # Joe is a contact of Fred's.
SkypeContact(id='joe.4', name=Name(first='Joe', last='Bloggs'), ..., authorised=True, blocked=False)
>>> sk.contacts["anna.7"] # Here, Anna is not a contact.
SkypeUser(id='anna.7', name=Name(first='Anna', last='Cooper'), ...)

Note also the special Skype.user field, a contact object for the connected account:

>>> sk.user # It's you!
SkypeContact(id='fred.2', name=Name(first='Fred', last='Adams'), ...)
>>> sk.contacts["fred.2"] is sk.user

Generally, you will get less information out of SkypeUser objects as they only access public info. SkypeContact objects will be provided when applicable.

Iterating contacts

You can also iterate over SkypeContacts in order to loop through all contacts of the connected account:

>>> for contact in sk.contacts:
...     print(

Contact requests

Incoming contact requests can be obtained through SkypeContacts.requests(), which returns a list of requests. You can call one of SkypeRequest.accept() and SkypeRequest.reject() to act on a given request.

For example, to automatically accept requests:

>>> for request in sk.contacts.requests():
...     request.accept()