Skype Kills Its SMS Connect Feature

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Skype with 10 Comments

Skype is killing its SMS Connect feature this year. SMS Connect, for those unfamiliar, allowed users to send and receive text messages from their Android phone on their computer via Skype.

SMS Connect is different from Skype SMS, which uses your Skype Credit to send text messages, instead of via your phone.

Microsoft is announcing the death of SMS Connect this week, and the feature will no longer be available after August 30, 2019. You will continue to be able to view your individual SMS conversations with full history on your phone, though.

Now that SMS Connect dead, Microsoft is recommending users to move to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. The new app lets users send and receive text messages from their Android phone on their Windows 10 PC, so it provides almost the same — if not more — functionalities. That’s only if you are on Windows 10, so if you are on Mac, you will no longer be able to send and receive text messages from your phone on your Mac.

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