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You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8

Do you find yourself hounded by obnoxious or offensive people on Skype for Windows 8? You would normally block such unwanted guests, but Skype for Windows 8 shipped without the functionality. Thankfully, Skype has finally decided to fix that little oversight.

Skype announced that its latest update, which went live on March 29, added the ability to block, report or remove contacts. Some Skype users abuse the service to send spam or malicious messages so the block functionality is much appreciated.

Of course, blocking contacts in Windows 8 is a little different than usual, but it's still pretty easy to do:

To block a contact, select the person's name to open up the chat window. Bring up the command bar by swiping at the top or bottom of your screen (or right click), and select block. You may also choose whether you want to remove or report the contact request as spam.

If you find yourself needing more help, you can check out Skype's handy tutorial on blocking and reporting contacts here.

Beyond the newly added contact blocking functionality, Skype for Windows 8 also received a number of bug fixes for the following issues:

If you have yet to upgrade, you can grab Skype for Windows 8 from the Windows Store.