Microsoft released Skype Preview 11.9 for everyone. The latest Skype Preview update brings its SMS Relay feature to the public. Previously, the feature was released for Fast ring Insiders. The SMS Relay feature lets you respond to SMS from your Windows Mobile.
Starting today, SMS relay is now available to Skype Preview users. 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.
Skype Preview app update 11.9 features:
- Improved messaging: Drag and drop files and images up to 300MB into your chat to quickly share them with friends and family, right click on a message and select “Quote Message” so you will know who said what in your chats, see an image preview of a shared URL rather than a long link, and stay on top of messages with an unread message indicator in chat.
- Easier calling: Manage audio and video devices from Skype settings to select a preferred camera, microphone or speaker and test audio before a call.
- Enhanced profiles: Start a call or conversation from a contact’s profile page, add/remove/block contacts, view initials of a contact if they don’t have a profile picture, and unblock any contact you may currently have blocked.
- Additional Windows Mobile updates: Video calls will now default to loud speaker and we’ve improved back button navigation.
To enable this feature 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.”
The company announced that feature will come to Android devices in future. More features are coming to Skype Preview with Windows 10 Creators Update. You can download Skype Preview app from Windows Store or from link below.