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How to Send SMS Text Messages from Skype app on Windows 10 PC

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Starting with Windows 10 Insider build 14926, you can now send and receive SMS text messages from the updated Skype Preview app on your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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. 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.

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This tutorial will show you how to directly send SMS text messages from the Skype app on your Windows 10 PC.

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Over the next couple of months, Microsoft will bring the SMS relay feature to Skype Preview for consumers 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). Microsoft is also working on:
  • Improved messaging message sent status, copy and paste quoted messages, read/unread line indicator, preview a URL in chat, keyboard shortcuts, drag and drop of files and photos, drag and drop of URLs from browsers, and video messaging.
  • Easier calling start call or conversation from profile page, group calls continue even when the initiator leaves, audio/video device settings, loudspeaker improvements.
  • Additional Windows Mobile updates transparent tile, video calls will default to loud speaker for video calls, and improved back button navigation.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Send a SMS Text Message in Skype Preview app on Windows 10 PC
  • Option Two: To Send a SMS Image Message in Skype Preview app on Windows 10 PC





Send SMS Text Messages from Skype app on Windows 10 PC OPTION ONE Send SMS Text Messages from Skype app on Windows 10 PC
To Send a SMS Text Message in Skype Preview app on Windows 10 PC

1. If you haven't already, you will need to set the Skype Preview app as the default SMS application on your Windows 10 Mobile phone, and enable SMS sync in Skype Preview on both your Windows 10 Mobile phone and Windows 10 PC. For how, see OPTION ONE in the tutorial link below:
2. Open the Skype Preview app, and click/tap on the Start a conversation button or New conversation (plus sign) icon. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select (check) the contact (ex: Rusty) you want, and click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)

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4. Verify that you have the contact's SMS phone number selected in the Send via menu. (see screenshot below)

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5. Type an SMS message you want to send to the contact, and click/tap on the Send button. (see screenshot below)

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6. The SMS text message will now be sent. (see screenshot below)

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7. Your contact should receive your SMS text message soon. (see screenshot below)

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Send SMS Text Messages from Skype app on Windows 10 PC OPTION TWO Send SMS Text Messages from Skype app on Windows 10 PC
To Send a SMS Image Message in Skype Preview app on Windows 10 PC

1. If you haven't already, you will need to set the Skype Preview app as the default SMS application on your Windows 10 Mobile phone, and enable SMS sync in Skype Preview on both your Windows 10 Mobile phone and Windows 10 PC. For how, see OPTION ONE in the tutorial link below:

2. Open the Skype Preview app, and click/tap on the Start a conversation button or New conversation (plus sign) icon. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select (check) the contact (ex: Rusty) you want, and click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)

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4. Verify that you have the contact's SMS phone number selected in the Send via menu. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on the Send image button. (see screenshot below)

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6. Navigate to and select the .jpg, .jpeg, or .png image you want to send to the contact, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)

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7. The SMS image message will now be sent. (see screenshot below)

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8. Your contact should receive your SMS image message shortly. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn