Skype updated its Android app Wednesday, and the 5.0 version syncs users’ address books from their phones to their Skype accounts.
First, users will have to verify their phone numbers in the app to sync contacts. Then, the phone’s address book will instantly import information on the Skype contact list. Those who have Microsoft accounts will also be able to automatically import contact lists from other Microsoft programs like Outlook.
Previously, users had to input each contact. The new update promises a smoother transition from phone to Skype.
“This means it’s easier than ever to find contacts you already know on Skype so you can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly,” the company wrote in a blog post.