Windows 10: To Windows Mobile Insiders: Send SMS with Skype Preview Insider


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       16 Sep 2016 #1

    To Windows Mobile Insiders: Send SMS with Skype Preview


    Yesterday, we rolled out an updated Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC and Mobile to 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. 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.



    To get started, you will need Skype Preview on both your Windows phone and PC. To set Skype as your default SMS app:

    • On your Windows phone, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Make Skype your default messaging app”; and
    • On your Windows PC, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Enable Skype on this device to sync my SMS messages.”

    Over the next couple of months, we’ll 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). We’re 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.

    We would love to hear what you think. Take a moment to visit the Windows Feedback app, search for Skype and upvote a trending topic or create a new entry. To get the latest news and tips, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join us on the Skype Community.

    Thanks for continuing to take this journey with us, we can’t wait to bring you even more!


    Source: To Windows Mobile Insiders: Send SMS with Skype Preview - Skype Blogs

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    Last edited by Brink; 21 Sep 2016 at 10:47.
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  2.    18 Sep 2016 #2

    Can anyone tell me how to get this updated version of Skype for my PC? I am on the Fast Ring and have Build 14926.1000 installed. I have Skype version 11.7.113 installed. When I check for updates in the store it offers me no Skype update. My phone has Skype version 11.8.180.0 and Skype is set as my default for messaging.
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  3.    18 Sep 2016 #3

    You need to install it via the Windows 10 Store. Search for Skype Preview. Its a UWP app rather than installable software.
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  4.    18 Sep 2016 #4

    swarfega said: View Post
    You need to install it via the Windows 10 Store. Search for Skype Preview. Its a UWP app rather than installable software.
    I've done that a couple of times. I've even uninstalled it, restarted my PC, searched for Skype Preview in the store and reinstalled it. It just keeps giving me version 11.7.113.0. If I then check for updates it offers me nothing. :-(

    I see no way to specify a UWP version. Is there?
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  5.    18 Sep 2016 #5

    Tried typing in search box "skype" and choosing the one with preview in the name?
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  6.    18 Sep 2016 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    Tried typing in search box "skype" and choosing the one with preview in the name?
    I just tried it again and this time it said "Update Available". Hooray! Downloaded it and it's the new one. Not sure why the Store decided I was finally deserving, but I'll take it! Thanks for your suggestions.
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  7.    18 Sep 2016 #7

    - you can also find it in the store - search under "Messaging + Skype"
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