16 September 2016, India :
Microsoft has revealed a list of new and improved features it plans to add to the Skype Preview app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile in the coming weeks and months.
Microsoft stated, “SMS relay 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 conversations. On your Windows phone, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select Make Skype your default messaging app.”
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 it; 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).
The blog post stated, 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. Source and Image- blogs.skype.com