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Skype Preview for Android brings SMS Connect; lets you send and receive SMS messages from your PC

Microsoft is also rolling out call recording capabilities and encrypted private messages to all Skype users across platforms.

  • Published: August 20, 2018 11:57 AM IST
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Skype seems to be working on a new feature called ‘SMS Connect’ for Android users. According to a report by Windows Blog Italia, this new feature will allow users to send and receive SMS messages using their Windows 10-powered PC or Mac with the help of Skype. According to the report, this new feature is only available as part of Skype Preview, a testing ground for Skype developers to test new and upcoming features with the help of Skype Insiders, the beta testers who are willing to use the unfinished, and sometimes unstable technology on a day-to-day basis.

The report pointed out that SMS Connect will only mirror the SMS messages to Skype so that users can access these messages on their Windows 10-powered devices or Macs. The feature is currently limited to Android and the company has not issued any statement about its plans to bring this to iOS. This feature will roll out in the version 8.29.76 for the Skype Preview. However, SMS Connect is not the only feature that is coming to Skype as according to a report by Windows Central, Microsoft is rolling out call recording capabilities and encrypted private messages to all Skype users across platforms.

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According to the report, now Skype users can record their audio or video calls by selecting the “Start Recording” option in the Options button during an ongoing call. The notable thing about this feature will be that users will no longer need a third-party software to record their video calls over Skype.

Both the call recording and the encrypted private messages feature will be rolling out in the version number 8.27 for Skype. If you can’t see this new version on your device then don’t worry as it is rolling out in a staged manner.

  • Published Date: August 20, 2018 11:57 AM IST