Want to send and receive SMS messages right from your PC? Well, the latest Skype feature will just let you do that. Skype Relay is a feature which is being rolled out as part of Skype Preview v11.9 for Windows 10 PCs and phones.
With this feature, you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages directly from a Windows 10 PC when Skype for Windows 10 Mobile is set as the default messaging app.
SMS relay eliminates the problem of your phone being out of reach. Send and receive texts, group messages, and photos directly from your computer with a single view of SMS and Skype conversations.
Please note, you will need to have Skype Preview on both your Windows Mobile and PC.
To enable SMS relay, set Skype as the default SMS app by following the below steps:
- On a Windows phone, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Make Skype your default messaging app”; and
- On a Windows PC, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Enable Skype on this device to sync my SMS messages”
Once done, just tap on the + button on the Recent list to start a new conversation. Add the people you want to chat with and Skype will select the type of conversation based on the participants’ contact information to ensure that everyone gets the message. If there are multiple ways to reach everyone, you will get an option to switch from Skype to SMS.
Give it a try and let us know what you think.