Everyone. I think the inability to import from Gmail or Facebook is a political one. When Google+ cranked-up Facebook removed the ability to easily transferring contacts in fear of Facebook people moving to Google+. (Citation: TWIT This week in Tech). CR.
NB: In spell checking this post the Skype spell check could not recognize "Gmail.") Enough said?
Wow! I'm reading all the posts about not being able to import contacts which is the problem I am having - at least I feel better that I am not alone and other people having this problem. I can usually figure out issues I have on sites but Skype is horribly frustrating. I also spent, excuse me, WASTED 2 hours trying to understand what I was doing wrong and it's a SKYPE PROBLEM!!! Thanks to all who posted with this problem. I wanted to Skype with my little nephew for his birthday but, noooooooooooooooooooooooo, didn't happen
I know this worked a couple of years ago. I have this Skype account, but my new job set me up with a new user name. I went to import contacts thinking I could from my previous account but couldn't. **bleep**. I decided to try the other methods and found the same issue with gmail. It tells me I have the wrong username or password, but that is not the case.
Facebook import contacts worked for me contrary to some other users' experience.
I wonder if this all started when Microsoft bought Skype. Maybe they're bringing their "magic" to Skype.
My spouse uses Yahoo mail and Skype doesn't offer import from yahoo at all.
I guess Skype just doesn't live up to the hype!
I am unable to import contacts from Gmail which is frustrating.
I also have my contacts inside a Hotmail account and I am unable to import from there either.
It seems Skype has issues connecting with any type of account externally. I can't believe this is a known problem that has been going on for months adn they haven't gotten around to correcting it.