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How to direct dial Skype contacts from Android home screen [Tip]

On your phone, there’s usually the quick dial or speed dial option for your contacts. What you do with speed dial is you associate a contact for a specific number on your dial pad. For example, if you long-press “2” on your dial pad, it will automatically dial the number of your boss or your mom. The thing is what if you want to do a similar thing but for your Skype contacts? Well, you may not be able to use the dial pad for that but there’s a simple workaround. You put a call Skype contact shortcut on your home screen and here’s how it’s done.

How to direct dial Skype contacts from Android home screen

set call shortcut for Skype contact [2]

set call shortcut for Skype contact b [3]

set call shortcut for Skype contact c [4]

set call shortcut for Skype contact d [5]

Now, if you wish to change or update the icons for each call Skype contact shortcut, you may use Holo Launcher. It has a feature where you can edit and set a custom icon for each app or home screen shortcut.