Skype UWP with SMS integration revealed in video
Skype to allow you send and receive SMS
After Microsoft abandoned its plans to include a Messaging / Skype integration in the Anniversary Update 2016, the company announced that a new, better two-in-one messaging solution would be coming to both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, allowing users to send and receive SMS messages using the Skype UWP app.
It now appears that the internal builds of the Skype app already include SMS integration, and thanks to WindowsBlogItalia we can see the new feature in action:
Once you’ve set Skype as a default messaging app, you will be able to send SMS messages to your contacts. The app requires an access to the Address book, and if a contact has both Skype and phone number, you could switch between Skype and SMS from the conversation window.
This messaging integration should also be coming to Windows 10 Desktop, allowing you to send text messages through your PC, as the app will sync messages across devices and platforms.
Microsoft is expected to release a new Preview version of Skype for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile to Insiders on the Fast & Slow Rings, while the final build should be ready in Spring 2017, and coincide with the big Redstone 2 update.