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  1. xxhonkeyxx's Avatar
    Did we receive any word whether it would be possible for users to sync SMS messages across not only phones but computers as well? It would be very convenient for me if I could respond to someone who messaged me from my computer rather than my phone when I'm at home or doing work.
    noersetiawan likes this.
    01-22-2015 06:31 PM
  2. monstervinvin's Avatar
    I am really looking forward to that but I found this.

    Microsoft Talks About Skype Integration In Windows 10

    as you can see there is a "messaging" app.

    I'm guessing the skype integration will bring the SMS PC Phone sync

    #crossfingers
    01-22-2015 07:11 PM
  3. 12Danny123's Avatar
    01-22-2015 07:55 PM
  4. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
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    I love that UI.
    01-22-2015 07:57 PM
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    Wait, is this a concept or a real image?
    It would be awesome to have such a feature.
    01-22-2015 09:38 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Wait, is this a concept or a real image?
    It would be awesome to have such a feature.
    you can find it on the Skype blogs :) Skype in Windows 10 Preview: Built into Windows 10 so you can do more with friends across devices ? - Skype Blogs
    01-22-2015 10:53 PM
  7. xxhonkeyxx's Avatar
    so we have confirmation of skype messaging (which makes sense), but nothing about SMS yet?
    01-23-2015 12:15 AM
  8. sahib lopez's Avatar
    so we have confirmation of skype messaging (which makes sense), but nothing about SMS yet?
    I guess that is more of a wait and see type of thing
    01-23-2015 01:12 AM
  9. milkyway's Avatar
    there's a drop down list saying "text using skype". Am I right in thinking that you can switch that to SMS?
    Last edited by milkyway; 01-23-2015 at 02:50 AM.
    01-23-2015 02:18 AM
  10. 12Danny123's Avatar
    there's a drop down list saying "text using skype". I'm I right in thinking that you can switch that to SMS?
    Most likely yes :-)
    01-23-2015 02:33 AM
  11. milkyway's Avatar
    Most likely yes :-)
    woohoo!
    01-23-2015 02:50 AM
  12. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    They need to add SMS and phone calls as cross-device experiences. BOOM. Now that would be something to differentiate Windows phone. The stuff they showed makes a case for "better on Windows", but phone and SMS integration would actually be an " ONLY on Windows" experience.
    sahib lopez and noersetiawan like this.
    01-23-2015 12:36 PM
  13. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    It 's nice to see microsoft is bringing back the messagaging app. It was pulled from windows 8 after the 8.1 update. Probably because not enough people were using it. I'm curious to see what happens with messaging.

    I'm not sure if microsoft can pull off adding sms. Whatsapp is already trying a web based app. There are issues with online phone authentication and security etc. Technically I could imagine that it could be done easily, but I think microsoft is going to run into a lot of regulatory issues with carriers and countries. Makes me wonder how Apple pulled this off.

    A more bigger concern for me in skype. It's a great service, but in my surroundings skype has lost traction and popularity over whatsapp. I hardly know anyone in my private world that uses skype video or calling, private or businesss. skype may have a global significant userbase, but I think it is a huge omission to leave out huge platforms like facebook chat/messaging and whatsapp out of the equation. I think that if microsoft could at least try adding those, the messaging app could be productive and cool on a global scale. I seriously hope microsoft would consider this. This was also the issue with messaging and userbase with the app in windows 8.0. I hope they learned from that. Skype alone will just not cut it. Too many will still be left out of the conversation. With messaging and communication it is my belief not to bet on a single platform, but proactively combine social platforms into one messaging platform. Messaging apps should not be a battle of the platform OS battles, it should cross platforms. Only then will it be truly useful, fun and productive.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    01-23-2015 01:03 PM
  14. B Hammer's Avatar
    Skype already has a feature to allow you to send SMS. I believe what you are seeing in the images posted above is this very feature. It was mentioned that Windows 10 will sync with the SMS on your phone, but that won't be in the latest Build. Microsoft does have a plan to integrate it, but we will have to wait and see.
    bldg7 likes this.
    01-23-2015 01:13 PM
  15. JeffLe73's Avatar
    MAC already has this today. Microsoft is catching up though and I look forward to seeing this integrated in Windows 10
    04-30-2015 01:01 PM
  16. mpjones's Avatar
    They must do this, if I cannot send a sms from my tablet to a phone via my phone they have missed a trick.
    All Apple make you do is make sure your devices are logged in with the same Apple Id, click pair and enter the auth code displayed on the phone.

    Also yes later, if they could integrate the basic messages from WhatApp into the new Skype App then great, but I doubt its possible as WhatsApp and Facebook messager are heavily based around groups and I doubt they will create an Api for that.
    bldg7 likes this.
    05-28-2015 07:55 AM
  17. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up though. Since that last mockup screenshot from Skype blog there is no word about it. Either they won't make it on time or simply discarded it.
    05-28-2015 08:46 AM
  18. MoggSquad's Avatar
    I heard in a podcast (Windows Weekly?) that it is coming, but won't be available for launch. Late 2015 or early 2016.
    06-03-2015 10:17 AM
  19. sleerf's Avatar
    This is the only thing preventing me from moving to a windows phone. I use MightyText on my Android for at least 3/4 of my texting. I just can't stand typing on a touch screen and voice is neither reliable enough and isn't always practical. If they do it, I will move. If not, I'll stay where I am....
    06-03-2015 03:35 PM
  20. bulls96's Avatar
    was this supposed to be on the windows 10 preview? I couldn't find it anywhere in my PC with Windows 10 (build 10130).
    06-12-2015 05:48 PM
  21. Johnny Tremaine's Avatar
    They need to add SMS and phone calls as cross-device experiences. BOOM. Now that would be something to differentiate Windows phone. The stuff they showed makes a case for "better on Windows", but phone and SMS integration would actually be an " ONLY on Windows" experience.
    Well, not anymore.
    You can do that between between OS X, even on the new El Capitan version, and iOS.

    In fact the Skype messaging app looks *a lot* like iMessage on Mac, but without the benefit, like on iMessage, of seeing if a message was read (not just when you sent it time stamp), and when the other user is replying to you and typing, in real time.
    06-13-2015 08:54 AM
  22. xxfuzzyxx's Avatar
    I believe it was said that the future skype will have these features but wont be ready for the windows 10 PC launch. Guessing prob be ready when windows 10 mobile launches.
    06-13-2015 09:28 AM
  23. bulls96's Avatar
    Isnt this what the Phone Companion app would do? I just watched a video on it on youtube.
    - Sent via Tapatalk on my Surface Pro 3
    06-24-2015 05:34 AM
  24. TheCudder's Avatar
    Isnt this what the Phone Companion app would do? I just watched a video on it on youtube.
    - Sent via Tapatalk on my Surface Pro 3
    Nope. The phone companion app is simply used to configure your phone (iPhone / Android / iOS) for use with Microsoft services/apps such as Outlook, OneNote, Office, Skype, Cortana, etc. to provide a familiar experience from your Windows PC to your smart phone.
    06-24-2015 12:38 PM
  25. rory753's Avatar
    I don't understand why this isn't really available yet. I have a dummy(no sim card) windows phone for win10 testing, and it gets a backup of all my SMS messages. This is obviously using the onedrive backup. there is basically a 1 second delay from when i would see a message come through on my real phone to seeing it on the dummy phone.
    why can't they just make the SMS capability through onedrive accessible in win8, and then when it syncs, it sends the message?

    also, the desktop client of Skype already SMS's, but it cost money.
    06-24-2015 12:40 PM
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