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, 2012 at 6:23

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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. Jan 6, 2014 at 4:33

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