Microsoft has now flipped the switch which brings Messaging Everywhere feature into Skype. In simple words, Skype (Preview) now allows you to send and receive messages on your Windows 10 Mobile. Since the app is also available on Windows 10 PC, you can do the same from your Desktop. As of now this feature is available with Skype Preview for Fast Insiders users on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Available to all consumers is expected in coming months.
Similar feature is available with Facbook Messenger, Android’s Hangout and TrueCaller, but the option to use it form your PC is the differentiator. This feature initially was integrated with PC using the messenger app, but was pulled out later. Here is the list of features that is available with Skype and Messaging Everywhere right now.
How to Enable Messaging Everywhere:
- On your Windows phone, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Make Skype your default messaging app”; and
- On your Windows PC, launch Skype Preview, go to settings and select “Enable Skype on this device to sync my SMS messages.”
One feature I am yet to figure is dual SIM support. Messaging app on Windows 10 PC had option to select the SIM, I hope the same is available on Skype Preview as well. Will keep you posited on that. Skype Blog also shared the upcoming features that will be included on Windows 10 In near future:
- 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.
What do you think of these features? Let us know in the comments!