I have this working well for the Skype client on Ubuntu Linux, but I don't see any option to do this in the Android client.

I would like to configure the Skype client for Android to automatically answer calls from contacts. Is this possible?


  • I have developed an app which dials automatically via skype depending on the phone no. So I think it will be possible. – ruben Mar 4 '12 at 6:23

Currently and sadly, there's no such option to allow the action of auto-answer an incoming Skype call.

You can keep an eye out on this threads, maybe in a nearby feature such solution will arrive:

Additionally, 3rd party solutions aren't possible to this end, since Skype uses a proprietary protocol with no available API as explained on this Stackoverflow answer.


Unfortunately Skype for Android DOES automatically answer calls. If my phone is logged into skype and someone calls, it always automatically picks up after the second ring if I don't do anything. I asked about this in the skype support forum and they said the next version of skype will have a new feature that will allow android users to disable auto-answer.

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