Friends can't see me when I'm online

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Friends can't see me when I'm online

Hello,

 

I've been struggling with this problem for a while now. I will be signed in, online, and visible and my friends do not see me as online on their contact lists. In turn, I can't see them online either even though I know they are also online. My friends do not come online until I message them and then do then appear to be online in my contacts list.

 

One friend and I in particular have both updated Skype, deleted each other as contacts, and tried to readd each other (which our requests did not work - but that's a whole other problem) and it still did not work.

 

This happens for one main contact in particular, and has happened with other contacts as well.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

eeemmiilly
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Re: Friends can't see me when I'm online

Unfortuantely, the problem you're describing is not uncommon.  Also unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any reliable fix at this time.

 

I can only hope that Skype is aware of the problem and working on a solution.  When one will come along is anyone's guess.




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g4pilut
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I just downloaded skype to my computer, because I want to talk to my grandaughter by video; my daughter has skype on her android phone through att; my computer runs on windows vista; IE9; we cannot "see" each other when we are online; and we cannot vidoe chat. I would love to find out how to fix this.
tamivillaschwar
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Have you added your daughter to your Contacts List, and has she added you to hers?




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g4pilut
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I also have this problem after merging. When I'm online via my MSN account, my friends always told me offline.  After checking, my skype is online but MSN account is offline....

That's inconvenient for me!!

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