Windows 10 insiders can send and receive text messages through Skype

Currently available to only Windows 10 insiders, the update for Skype will be made available to all Windows 10 users in the coming months.

If you feel the need for Microsoft’s still experimental Messaging feature, do download the latest version of Skype Preview for the PC and Mobile.

Microsoft has updated the app so that it can send and receive text messages on Skype Preview as long as it is running windows 10 either on desktop personal computers or on its mobile devices.

In order to prevent clutter, Skype Preview shows IM and text messages in a single view for each contact.

Earlier in April this year, Microsoft had started testing this feature but limited its scope to a PC only environment. Strangely however, in its massive Windows 10 Anniversary update, Microsoft pulled the feature. Even the preview builds were not spared.

The underlying logic for this behaviour was that it believed that messaging could be best experienced through Skype.

Currently, only Insiders can get the update.

As per Microsoft, it will roll out this feature to all Windows 10 users who have installed Skype on their machines.

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