Windows Mobile Insiders: Updated Skype Preview enables you to send text messages

An updated Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is available for members of the Windows Insider Program. The SMS relay feature is part of this update, and allows users to send and receive SMS and MMS messages directly from a Windows 10 PC when Skype on your Windows 10 Mobile is set as the default messaging app.

There’s no need to reach for your phone – you can view new messages as they arrive and respond to messages from your computer. Send and receive texts, group messages and photos all in one app with a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations.

The SMS relay feature will be coming to Skype Preview for consumers over the next few months, in addition to new features and general improvements. Some of the features are already in this latest Skype Preview Windows Insider build, such as the ability to hide conversations, add contact button and support for Skype URIs (start Skype calls and chats directly from websites, desktop and mobile apps).

To learn more, visit the Skype Garage & Updates blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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