Send and receive SMS messages using Skype

The latest update to Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC and Mobile members of the Windows Insider Program adds an SMS relay feature.

The feature allows users to send and receive SMS and MMS messages from a Windows 10 PC when Skype on their Windows 10 Mobile is set as the default messaging app.

“Send and receive texts, group messages, and photos all in one app with a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations,” said Microsoft.

The company said it will bring the SMS relay feature to Skype Preview for consumers, in addition to new features and improvements.

Features already available in Skype Preview Windows Insider build include the ability to hide conversations, adds a contact button, and support for Skype URIs.

Skype is also working on:

  • Improved messaging – message sent status, copy and paste quoted messages, read/unread line indicator, preview a URL in chat.
  • Easier calling – start call from profile page, group calls continue when the initiator leaves, loudspeaker improvements.
  • Additional Windows Mobile updates – transparent tile, video calls will default to loud speaker, improved back button navigation.

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