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I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one representing Messenger, and the other representing Skype. Is there a way to merge these two sets of contacts, so each contact shows up only once?

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While not the best solution if you have access to Outlook you could import the contacts then you might be able to use an Outlook add-on to merge duplicate contacts. You could then delete all your contacts. Another possible solution is to use outlook.com and see if it can merge duplicate contacts. At this point a Skype and WLM contact should be one in the same. – Ramhound May 7 '13 at 23:02
    
I'm also interested about this, but also after months from the merge, contacts are still displayed separately. – Sekhemty May 11 '13 at 12:29

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